In the recent issue of Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Blade magazine, it was revealed that the anime adaptation of the visual novel Grisaia no Kajitsu will be airing this Fall/Autumn.
The anime’s production crew was earlier announced and are as follows:
- Director: Tanaka Motoki (Kiniro Mosaic)
- Character Designer: Watanabe Akio (Bakemonogatari, Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai/The World God Only Knows)
- Series Composition: Kurata Hideyuki (Tokyo Ravens, Oreimo)
- Animation Studio: 8-Bit (IS: Infinite Stratos, Tokyo Ravens)
Grisaia no Kajitsu: Le Fruit De La Grisaia is a visual novel by Front Wing that originally released on February 15 2011 for Windows. The novel features character designs from Akio Watanabe and Fumio (Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~), scenarios written by Nachi Kio, Ryuta Fujisaki, Yoshigazu Kuwashima, and Kazuya, with Elements Garden (Mouretsu Pirates) composing the music. The visual novel won the 2011 Moe Game Awards grand prize, as well as various other awards for its scenario and music. Two sequels followed the release of the first, in 2012 and in 2013. The first novel was ported to the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita last year. Additionally, a manga adaptation began serialization in February last year.
Here is a synopsis of Grisaia no Kajitsu from MAL:
Mihama Academy—on the surface, a closed learning environment established to nurture students who find themselves at odds with the world around them; in actuality, an orchard-cum-prison built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree. Whatever the circumstances behind its establishment, Mihama Academy is at present home to five female students, all with their own reasons for “enrollment.” For better or worse, each girl has established a routine obliging of her current situation; life moves at an idle, yet accommodating pace within the walls of Mihama.
Yet with the arrival of the institute’s first male student, the nearly preposterously opaque Kazami Yuuji, the students at Mihama begin to fall out of step with their predetermined rhythms. Will Yuuji prove to be the element the girls around him needed to take hold of their lives once more, or will the weight of their pasts prove too steep a wall to overcome?
The Grisaia no Kajitsu anime will be airing this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. Further information on the anime will be released in the upcoming weeks.
You can find the anime’s official website here: http://www.grisaia-anime.com/