French Fantasy Comic Radiant Gets NHK Educational TV Anime in October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
NHK announced on Wednesday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of Tony Valente's French comic Radiant. The anime will air on the NHK Educational channel in October.
The story follows Seth, a boy who seeks to become a great magician, and a group of witches who seek to travel to the Radiant. Radiant is a mythical land that spawns monsters called "Nemesis" which fall to the world from the sky. While traveling, they are also hunted by The Inquisition.
Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Persona 4: The Animation, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is directing the anime at Lerche, while Daisei Fukuoka (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc, Yuki Yuna is A Hero Season 2) is credited as series director. Makoto Uezu (Humanity Has Declined, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, Scum's Wish) is in charge of the series scripts.
Valente launched the comic in 2013, and Asukashinsha began publishing the comic in Japan in 2015 as part of its Euromanga Collection imprint. The comic's eighth volume shipped in France in December, while the seventh volume also shipped in Japan in December.