Merc Storia Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals More Cast, More Staff, October 11 Premiere

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Visual also revealed for series based on smartphone game

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, began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday.

The anime will premiere on AT-X on October 11 at 10:30 p.m. before airing later that evening on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and BS11.

The site also revealed more cast and a new visual. The full cast so far includes:

  • Mutsumi Tamura as Yū
  • Inori Minase as Merc
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Toto
  • Chō as Jamo

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.

Other staff members include:

  • Chief Animation Directors: Yukiko Akiyama, Sakae Shibuya, Hirotoshi Arai
  • Monster Design: Hideki Fukushima, Kiyori Rikuta
  • Prop Design: Mahiru Shinya
  • Color Design: Kunio Tsujita
  • Color Design Assistant: Masaki Ohba
  • Art Director: Yumiko Kuga (Studio Jack)
  • 2D Works: Yūki Yomogida
  • Director of Photography: Daigo Matsumura (Inaho)
  • Editing: Akari Saitō (Graphinica)

The Mili music group are credited for music production, and are 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.

Sources: Merc Storia anime's official website, Comic Natalie

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