A new preview video is now available online for Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomoni. (known in English as In Another World With My Smartphone), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of fantasy light novels written by Patora Fuyuhara and illustrated by Eiji Usatsuka about a young man who finds himself in a magical, alternative world with his still-functioning smartphone in tow.
The trailer introduces the principal cast of Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomoni., including:
Katsumi Fukuhara as Touya Mochizuki.
Maaya Uchida as Elze Silhoueska.
Yui Fukuo as Linze Silhoueska.
Chinatsu Akasaki as Yae Kokonoe.
Marika Kōno as Yumina Urnea Belfast.
Nanami Yamashita as Sushie Urnea Ortlinde.
Sumire Uesaka as Leen.
And Yuki Kaida as Kohaku.
The OP / ED theme song performers and the Japanese broadcast schedule were also announced for Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomoni.. The opening theme, entitled "Another World", will be performed by AOP. The ending theme, entitled "Junjou Emotional" ("Pure Heart Emotional"), will be performed in-character by Else, Linse, Yae, Yumina, Soucie, and Lean.
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomoni. will broadcast in Japan according to the following schedule:
(Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so the 25:00 time slot on Wednesday is actually at 1:00 AM JST on Thursday morning.)
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomoni. is directed by Takeyuki Yanase and features animation by Production Reed. The original light novels are published by Hobby Japan under their HJ Bunko imprint, and an English language version is also available from J-Novel Club, who describe the series as follows:
After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder...” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya's adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!
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