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Ani-One Asia Streams D4DJ First Mix, By the Grace of the Gods, Iwa-Kakeru! Anime

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All 3 anime will premiere this October

Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited's Ani-One YouTube channel announced on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday that it will stream the D4DJ First Mix, By the Grace of the Gods, Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- anime.

Ani-One Asia will debut D4DJ First Mix on October 30 at 10:00 p.m. GMT +8. The stream will be available in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

D4DJ First Mix is the television anime for Bushiroad's D4DJ multimedia project. The anime will premiere in Japan on October 30.

Bushiroad previously announced that anime director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Un-Go) is directing the anime part at SANZIGEN Animation Studio (BanG Dream! franchise, Monster Strike the Animation, BBK/BRNK).

Bushiroad had acquired 8.2% of SANZIGEN Animation Studio in December.

Bushiroad is credited with the original work, and the company's founder and president Takaaki Kidani is executive producer. BanG Dream!'s Ko Nakamura is credited with the original story. Masahiro Nakayama is supervising producer, and Shigeru Saitō (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star) is music producer. The project's in-story "Happy Around!" DJ unit is performing the opening theme song for the anime.

Following after BanG Dream! and Revue Starlight, D4DJ is Bushiroad's new DJ-themed mixed-media project. The project includes live DJ performances, anime, and games. The project incorporates new music as well as remixes of popular music.

Game developer Donuts is developing the D4DJ Groovy Mix rhythm game for mobile devices. The game is scheduled to launch this fall.

Ani-One Asia will debut the anime of author Roy and illustrator Ririnra's By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) light novel series on October 4 at 11:30 p.m. GMT +8. The stream will be available on Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The anime will also premiere in Japan on October 4.

Takeyuki Yanase (In Another World With My Smartphone, If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord) is directing the anime at Maho Film (If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord), and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Black Clover, Dropkick on My Devil!) is the story editor and screenwriter. Kaho Deguchi (If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Cutie Honey Universe) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director, with Ririnra credited with the original character designs.

Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music at Lantis, and Masanori Tsuchiya is directing the sound at AMG Studio. Aki Watanabe is the color key artist, and Satoshi Shibata is directing the art. Yukina Nomura is the compositing director of photography.

The anime's main voice actress Azusa Tadokoro is performing the opening theme song "Yasashii Sekai" (Kind World), while MindaRyn, a popular YouTuber known for posting her cover versions of anime songs, is performing the ending theme song "Blue Rose knows" as her debut single.

J-Novel Club is publishing the novels digitally in English, and it describes the story:

Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins!
One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic!
Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma's greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!

Roy began serializing the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website in 2014, before ending it and launching a new version of the story in 2015. The newer serialization is ongoing.

Ranran launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Square Enix's Manga Up! app in November 2017. Square Enix Manga & Books licensed the manga, and will release the first volume this November.

Ani-One Asia will debut the Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- anime on October 11 at 2:00 a.m. at GMT +8. The stream will be available in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The anime will premiere in Japan on October 3.

The television anime Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- is an adaptation of Ryūdai Ishizaka's original Iwa-Kakeru! -Climbing Girls- manga and its follow-up Iwa-Kakeru! -Try a new climbing- manga. The story centers around girls who compete in sport climbing, particularly climbing artificially constructed walls while making full use of one's mind and body. First-year high school student Konomi Kasahara discovered this sport at Hanamiya Girls' High School after training her mind with puzzle games during junior high school. Her life changed the moment she stumbled across her new school's climbing wall, which led her into the school's climbing team.

Tetsuro Amino (Broken Blade, Macross 7, Shiki) is directing the Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- anime at BLADE, and Touko Machida (Lucky Star, GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class) is in charge of the series scripts. Frontier One's Yoshihiro Watanabe (Heaven's Lost Property, The Testament of Sister New Devil) is designing the characters, and Tsubasa Ito is composing the music.

Ishizaka launched the first manga on Cygames' Cycomi website on December 5, 2017, and Shogakukan released the first compiled volume of the second manga digitally on February 28. The Tokyo Olympics will be the first Olympics with sport climbing as an official event.

Sources: Ani-One Asia's Facebook page (link 2, link 3)


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