The production crew of the anime adaptation of Front Wing’s visual novel Grisaia no Kajitsu, has been revealed in the recent June issue of Megami Magazine. The director, character designer, series composer and production studio were revealed.
The people handling the Grisaia no Kajitsu anime 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)
The first key visual of the anime released in December last year:
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?
Information on the Grisaia no Kajitsu anime is still scarce. While the animation studio has been revealed, the release window and whether the VN cast will return has not been announced. Expect more information in the near future.
There is an official website of the anime, but it is currently closed off: http://www.grisaia-anime.com/
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