Cautious Hero Author's Kyūkyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yorimo Kuso-Gee Dattara Light Novel Gets TV Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
A website opened on Friday to announce that a television anime adaptation of Light Tuchihi's light novel Kyūkyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yorimo Kuso-Gee Dattara (What If the Ultimate in Fully Immersive VR RPGs Was a Crappier Game Than Reality Itself) will premiere next April.
The story follows a dull high school student named Hiro Yūki (a double pun on "hero" and "heroism" in Japanese) when he is tricked into joining a full-dive (fully immersive VR) role-playing game. The game, Kiwame Quest (literally, "Ultimate Quest"), is promoted as "more real than reality" with mind-blowing graphics, impressive NPC behavior, and even the scent of foliage and the sensation of wind blowing against your skin.
Unfortunately, the game is already a virtual ghost town, after being flooded with player complaints that the game is little too realistic for its own good. Its quests are nearly impossible to clear, since players have to be as physically fit to complete them as they would in real life. Players feel actual pain when they get hit, and puncture wounds takes days to heal.
The only reward is the mere sense of accomplishment. It is the complete opposite of a casual pick-up-and-play game, but Hiro vows to beat this most realistic (and most stressful) game ever.
The anime's cast members are:
- Daiki Yamashita as Hiro Yūki
- Ayana Taketatsu as Reona Kisaragi
- Ai Fairouz as Alicia
- Shiori Izawa as Mizarisa
- Aoi Koga as Kaede Yūki
- Haruki Ishiya as Martin
Kazuya Miura (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!, DRAMAtical Murder) is directing the anime at ENGI, and Kenta Ihara (Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious, Saga of Tanya the Evil, The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter, Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Yūta Kevin Kenmotsu is designing the characters based on the original novel illustrations by Youta.
Youta drew the following illustration to celebrate the anime announcement:
Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, OrderedThrone5.
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