1st trailer updated with the theme songs reveal
Time to step into another world again as Mythical Spirit Chronicles, also known as Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles, drops on Japanese TV screens this July. To celebrate the news, a new key visual has been released alongside an updated trailer with the opening theme song, which it and the ending theme song were also revealed today.
Singing the opening theme "New story" is voice actor Marika Kouno as her debut TV anime theme single, with the ending theme "Elder flower" being sung by fellow voice actor and solo artist Aguri Onishi.
Yuri Kitayama's Mythical Spirit Chronicles 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...?
Previously release key visual:
Source: Comic Natalie
©Yuri Kitayama, Hobby Japan/"Mythical Spirit Chronicles" Production Committee
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