The latest issue of Mag Garden’s Comic Garden magazine has revealed that there will be a new anime adaptation being produced for the remainder of Front Wing’s Grisaia visual novels. The series will be a TV anime that will cover both Grisaia no Meikyuu (The Labyrinth of Grisaia) and Grisaia no Rakuen (The Eden of Grisaia) which will be airing from late March next year, with a 1 hour special.
The upcoming anime series will cover Grisaia no Meikyuu, which is a sequel to Grisaia no Kajitsu (The Fruit of the Grisaia) and continues all of the routes from the parent game. The game also explores a bit of the protagonist’s past. Grisaia no Rakuen continues on from the main canon ending of Meikyuu and is the final chapter in the Grisaia visual novel trilogy. The game also has prologue sequences for the main female characters of the series.
The Grisaia no Kajitsu anime aired from October this year and will end on December 28 The first Blu-ray and DVD release of the anime just released on Christmas, and we will have a comparison soon. The main cast of the anime’s first season includes:
- Takahiro Sakurai (Shougo Makishima in Psycho-Pass) voicing as Yuuji Kazami
- Hiroko Taguchi (Miyako Miyamura in ef: A Tale of Memories.) who voices Amane Suou
- Ryouko Tanaka (Yuiko Kurugaya from Little Busters!) voicing Yumiko Sakaki
- Kaori Mizuhashi (Mami Tomoe from Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) as Michiru Matsushima
- Tomoe Tamiyasu (Rin Natsume from Little Busters!) who voiced Makina Irisu
- Ai Shimizu (Mio Kisaki from Walkure Romanze) voicing as Sachi Komine
The anime’s production staff consists of:
- 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 original, 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 last February.
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 sequel anime of Grisaia no Kajitsu will be covering Grisaia no Meikyuu and Grisaia no Rakuen and will be airing from the end of March on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and AT-X. The first episode of the anime will be a 1 hour special. More information about the upcoming anime will be revealed at the end of the anime’s final episode.
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