The official website for the television anime of Yuri Kitayama and Riv‘s Seirei Gensouki – Spirit Chronicles light novels posted the first full promotional video and the first key visual for the anime on Friday. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song, and it also reveals the ending theme song’s artist. The website also announced the first game in the franchise.
The G123 online service will host the franchise‘s first game, the Seirei Gensouki Another Tale role-playing game featuring Rio and the other familiar characters from the original story. (The anime’s website is teasing the game with the anime’s voice cast.) The game will be free-to-play with fees for in-game items, and the game is now pre-registering users. G123 serves its games to web browsers on smartphones, tablets, and personal computers.
The cast includes:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Rio/Haruto Amakawa
Ayaka Suwa as Rio (young)
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.
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 on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) website in February 2014, and Hobby Japan began publishing the print version of the novels with illustrations by Riv in 2015. Futago Minaduki launched the manga adaptation of the novels in 2017.