Crunchyroll to Stream Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- Anime Worldwide Except in Asia
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The company also secured key sales for distribution of the anime in Asia through MediaLink Entertainment Limited's Ani-One Asia streaming channel and the Aniplus-Asia television channel. The anime will debut through these distributors (in addition to Crunchyroll) in South Korea (Aniplus-Asia) and in Southeast Asia (Ani-One Asia) "shortly after [the anime's] broadcast in Japan." Between the three distributors, the platforms will distribute the anime in more than 200 countries and territories.
The anime adapts Kei Azumi's Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū (En Route on an Alternate World Guided by the Moon) "alternate-world social reform fantasy" novel series. The anime is the first for NTV's newly established Anime Department. The anime will premiere this year in Japan on Tokyo MX, MBS, BS NTV, and other channels.
NTV describes the anime:
Makoto Misumi is just an ordinary high school student living a regular life, but all of a sudden gets summoned to the other world to become a "hero." The goddess of the other world, however, insults him for being different and strips his "hero" title, before casting him off to the wilderness at the edge of the world. As he wanders the wilderness, Makoto encounters dragons, spiders, orcs, dwarves, and all sorts of non-human tribes. Because Makoto comes from a different world, he is able to unleash unimaginable magical powers and combat skills. But just how will he handle his encounters with various species and survive in his new environment. In this fantasy, Makoto tries to transform the other world into a better place despite the humans and gods having turned their backs on him.
The cast includes:
Ayane Sakura as Tomoe, the first to agree to be Makoto's follower
Akari Kitō as Mio, the second to agree to be Makoto's follower
Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Super Lovers) is directing the anime at C2C, and Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil, Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious, The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Yukie Suzuki (Fight League: Gear Gadget Generators) is designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Super Lovers) is composing the music.
Azumi launched the novel on the Shōsetsu ni Narō website in 2012, and AlphaPolis published the 15th print volume with illustrations by Mitsuaki Matsumoto on October 21. The series has 1.4 million copies in circulation. Kotora Kino started serializing a manga adaptation in 2016, and AlphaPolis published the eighth volume on October 22.
Source: Press release