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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles Novels Get TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Hobby Japan revealed on Friday that Yuri Kitayama and Riv's Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles light novels are inspiring a television anime. The anime's official website revealed the cast and staff, a teaser trailer, and a visual, but not the premiere date.

The cast includes:

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Rio/Haruto Amakawa
Ayaka Suwa as Rio (young)

Akane Fujita as Celia Claire

Yūki Kuwahara as Aishia

Tomori Kusunoki as Latifa

Sayaka Harada as Miharu Ayase

Sayumi Suzushiro as Christina Beltrum

Kaede Hondo as Flora Beltrum

Sayaka Kaneko as Roanna Fontaine

Kenji Hamada as Alfred Emerle

Atsushi Tamaru as Charles Arbor

Koji Yusa as Reiss Vulfe

Nao Tōyama as Liselotte Cretia

Hiyori Nitta as Sara

Yukina Shutō as Orphia

Asuka Nishi as Alma

Osamu Yamasaki (Toward the Terra, ItaKiss, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment, in collaboration with Wao World. Yamasaki is also penning the scripts alongside Mitsutaka Hirota, Megumu Sasano, and Yoshiko Nakamura. Kyoko Yufu is designing the characters.

Osahiko Segawa is directing the art, and Tomoko Kohioki is the color key artist. Norimasa Teramoto is the compositing director of photography, while Keisuke Yanagi is editing. Yasuyuki Yamazaki is composing the music, with Nippon Columbia and TMS Music producing the music. Hiroto Morishita is directing the sound, while Suara Pro's Shota Yaso is in charge of sound effects . KANON is producing the sound.

J-Novel Club is releasing both the novels and Futago Minaduki's manga adaptation, and it describes the story:

Meet Rio: a callous orphaned boy living in the slums. At only 7-years-old, he realizes he's actually the reincarnation of Haruto Amakawa, a Japanese university student with a tragic past. While still reeling from this shocking epiphany, Rio also comes to learn that he possesses extremely potent magical abilities and uses his new powers to solve the kidnapping case of a little girl. His good deed is acknowledged, and he's rewarded by being enrolled into… a prestigious academy for noble children...?

Yuri Kitayama began serializing the story in the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website in February 2014, and Hobby Japan began published the first volume of the print version of the novel with illustrations by Riv in 2015. Futago Minaduki launched the manga adaptation of the novels in 2017.

Sources: Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles anime's website, Comic Natalie

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