Record of Grancrest War Anime Premieres January 5
The official website for the television anime of author Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Miyuu‘s Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) light novel series revealed on Sunday that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 on January 5. It will then air on TV Aichi on January 9, and on ABC on January 10.
Aniplex of America will distribute the anime but it has not yet revealed details.
Mamoru Hatakeyama (Sh?wa Genroku Rakugo Shinj?, Sankarea: Undying Love) is directing the series at A-1 Pictures. Mizuno and tabletop RPG writer Shunsaku Yano are in charge of series composition. WriteWorks is credited with the script, and Hiroshi Yakou (animation director for Prison School, Heavy Object) is designing the characters. Yuugo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable) is composing the music, and Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/Zero, Kill la Kill) is sound director.
Mashiro Ayano (Re:CREATORS, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) will perform the anime’s opening theme song “starry.” ASCA (Fate/Apocrypha) will perform the anime’s ending theme song “PLEDGE.”
The fantasy action light novel series takes place on a continent ruled by chaos. The chaos breeds disaster, but the Lords of the continent have the power of “Crest” (Holy Seal) that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each other for each others’ Crests and to gain dominion over one another. The novels center on Siluca, an isolated mage who scorns the Lords for abandoning their creed, and a wandering knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day liberate his hometown, which is under tyrannical rule. Siluca and Theo make an everlasting oath to each other as master and servant, and work together to reform this continent dominated by wars and chaos.
Mizuno and Miyuu launched the series in 2013, and Kadokawa shipped the ninth volume on October 20. Mizuno previously wrote the Record of Lodoss War light novel series.