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Crunchyroll Lists Fall Simulcast for Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight Anime

posted on 2018-07-06 13:37 EDT by Karen Ressler
Series based on light novels premieres in October

The official website for the Crunchyroll Expo convention is listing in its guest announcements for Yuko Ōno and Ryousuke Naya that Crunchyroll will exclusively stream the upcoming Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight (Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc to Renkin no Kishi) anime this fall. The anime, an adaptation of Mikage Kasuga's novel series, will premiere in October.

The anime stars:

Ryota Ohsaka as Montmorency


Yuko Ōno as Jeanne d'Arc


Yūki Takada as Philip


Hisako Tōjō as Astaroth


Manami Numakura as Richemont


Saori Ōnishi as Charlotte


Shizuka Ishigami as La Hire


Shin Itagaki (Teekyū all nine seasons, Basquash!, Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter) is directing the anime at AXsiZ (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles). Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Märchen Mädchen, Ninja Nonsense, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla Episode) is handling the series composition. Jouji Sawada (Golden Kids) is handling the animation character designs, Ryousuke Naya (Magical Girl Site, Haitai Nanafa) is the sound director, and Taku Iwasaki (Gurren Lagann, Bungo Stray Dogs, Black Butler) is composing the music.

The novel series' story takes place in 15th-century France, during the Hundred Years' War with England. Montmorency, the son of a noble, immerses himself in the study of magic and alchemy at a school for knights. However, after France's defeat at Agincourt, the school is disbanded and Montmorency is forced to flee. While on the run he meets a miraculous village girl named Jeanne.

Kasuga released the first volume with illustrations by Tomari Meron in August 2015. Shueisha published the fourth and most recent regular volume on February 23. The Ulysses 0: Jeanne d'Arc to Hime Kishi Danchō Kuroshi prequel novel shipped on October 25.

Yagi Shinba and Hirafumi launched a digital manga adaptation for the series titled Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc to Hyakunen Sensō no Himitsu (Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Secret of the Hundred Year War) on February 28.

Kasuga's Oda Nobuna no Yabō (The Ambition of Oda Nobuna) light novel series also inspired a television anime in 2012.

Thanks to heartlessangel65 for the news tip.

Source: Crunchyroll Expo website (link 2)


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