Special preview screening to be held in Odaiba on December 15
Fans of Infinite Dendrogram have been waiting a year to hear news of when the first episode of the TV anime adaptation of Sakon Kaidou’s (writer) and Taiki’s (illustrator) virtual reality MMO light novels will air. In a tweet from the anime’s official Twitter account on November 15, it was announced that the series will premiere on Japanese TV screens on January 9.
It was also announced that the first episode will be screened at a special event on December 15 in Odaiba. The event will include a talk from the voice actors of Nemesis (Yuko Ono), Shu Starling (Satoshi Hino), Rook Holmes (Makoto Koichi), and Babylon (Yuki Takada). The pre-reservation tickets for the event are being handed out via lottery, which can be applied for until November 24. General ticket sales will start on December 3 and is first come first serve.
The Infinite Dendrogram light novels are published by Hobby Japan under their HJ Bunko imprint in Japan, with an English language version also available from J-Novel Club, who describe the story of Infinite Dendrogram as follows:
In the year 2043, Infinite Dendrogram, the world's first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of Infinite Dendrogram. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?
Source: Infinite Dendrogram on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.