1st Character Visuals of Lead Female Cast Unveiled for Upcoming 'Mythical Spirit Chronicles' TV Anime
The light novel adaptation is scheduled for 2021
It's not easy being reincarnated into another world, especially when imbued with limitless magical talent and surrounded by attractive girls. But that's life for Rio (known in another world as Haruto Amakawa) in the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yuri Kitayama's popular Mythical Spirit Chronicles light novel series, also known as Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles.
The first full character visuals of the two lead female characters of Celia Claire and Aishia were released today.
Celia Claire (voiced by Akane Fujita)
Aishia (voiced by Yuki Kuwahara)
Previously released teaser trailer:
The novel started its life on the Japanese user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2014, moving to Hobby Japan's HJ Bunko imprint in October 2015, and has so far released 18 volumes of the isekai fantasy series, printing more than 1.2 million copies. Its TV anime adaptation is being produced as the imprint's 15th-anniversary project with Osamu Yamasaki (Hakuouki series) serving as director and writer on the TV anime series at TMS Entertainment (LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5, Case Closed).
The novel's English edition has been released digitally by J-Novel Club since August 2018, with the 14th volume currently being published. They describe the first volume as such:
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...?
Source: Supplied Press Release
©Yuri Kitayama, Hobby Japan/"Mythical Spirit Chronicles" Production Committee
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