Merc Storia Anime Reveals Staff, Cast, Opening Song Artist
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The official website for Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shōnen to Bin no Naka no Shōjo- (Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle), the television anime of Happy Elements' Merc Storia -Yujutsushi to Suzu no Shirabe~ smartphone role-playing game, revealed the staff, cast, and opening theme song artist for the anime on Friday.
Fumitoshi Oizaki (Romeo × Juliet, Etotama, AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue) is directing the anime at Encourage Films, and is also in charge of series composition alongside Hiroki Uchida (Gamers!, Schwarzes Marken) and Hitomi Amamiya (Yawaraka Sangokushi Tsukisase!! Ryofuko-chan). Happy Elements is supervising the scenario. Yukiko Akiyama (Black Cat, Yumeiro Pâtissière, Puzzle & Dragons X) is drawing the character designs, and Hirotoshi Arai is credited for sub character design.
The Mili music group is credited for music production, and is also performing the opening theme song "Origin."
The fantasy strategy role-playing game is set in a world where humans and monsters co-exist. In the main story, a boy apprentice "Yujutsushi" (healer), with the power to heal those who clash, embarks on a journey to restore the memories of his friend Merc, a girl trapped in a bottle. The game then expands with different event stories in each country.
The game launched for iOS and Android devices in 2014.
Happy Elements' Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair also inspired a television anime that premiered on April 12. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.