By Patrick Aguda / October 16th, 2015
Earlier it was announced that the light novel series, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Hai to Gensō no Grimgar or Grimgar le Monde des cendres et de fantaisie), would be receiving an anime adaptation. A PV was streamed by TOHO Animation which announced the adaptation. The adaptation is set to premiere in January 2016. You can check out the PV announcing the adaptation below.
The anime adaptation will be produced by A-1 Pictures. The anime will be directed by Ryosuke Nakamura. Nakamura is known for directing and writing the scripts for Aiura as well as directing Mōryō no Hako. Nakamura will also be writing the scripts for Grimgar’s anime. The character designs will be handled by Mieko Hosoi. Hosoi has previously worked on Psychic School Wars and Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū.
The official website gives a description of the series (translation from ANN):
Living, isn’t easy.
When Haruhito awakens, he’s in the dark.
He doesn’t know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from.
Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances.
Together, they advance forward away from the darkness, and a world they’ve never seen before called “Grimgar” spreads out before them.
Memories, money, special powers — This is the reality we who have none of those things have obtained.
A synopsis of the series is also provided by ANN:
When Haruhito awakens, he’s in the dark. He doesn’t know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a “game-like world” called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.
The original light novels were authored by Ao Jumonji and illustrated by Eiri Shirai. The first volume was published in June 2013 by Overlap Bunko. Currently there are 5 volumes published with the 6th volume releasing on October 25, 2015. You can check out the covers for volumes 1 and 5 of the light novel below.
The Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash anime is set to premiere in January 2016. If you’re a fan of the fantasy or adventure genre you should definitely check Grimgar out once it premieres. If you’re interesting in the anime at all please check out its official website HERE.
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