The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Souichirou Shinno and Shirabi’s Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World) novel has revealed the air date of the series: January 7th. In addition, the first commercial of the anime was also released.
The first episode of the Musaigen no Phantom World anime will debut on Tokyo MX on the midnight of Wednesday, January 6/Thursday January 7, for 30 minutes ending on the 7th at 12:30am JST. The anime will also air on TV Aichi on the 7th at 2:05am JST, as well as on Asahi BC at 2:14am JST the same day.
The first commercial of the series has been revealed, which also previews the anime’s Opening theme song, Naked Dive by SCREEN mode.
Here is the anime’s first PV:
The main cast of the Musaigen no Phantom World anime includes:
- Hiro Shimono (Keima Katsuragi in The World God Only Knows) leading the cast to voice Ichijo Haruhiko
- Sumire Uesaka (Sanae Dekomori in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) voicing main character Mai Kawakami
- Saori Hayami (Miyuki Shiba in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei) will voice Reina Izumi
- Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) is voicing Koito Minase
- Azusa Tadokoro (Fino Bloodstone in Yuushibu) as Ruru
- Misaki Kuno (Kate Hoshimiya from Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda) joins to voice Kurumi Kumamakura
- Kikuko Inoue (Sanae Furukawa in Clannad) as Arisu Himeno
- Shosuke Morohashi, whose voice cast has not been revealed yet
The main production staff of the anime has also been revealed and is as follows:
- Director: Tatsuya Ishihara (Clannad, Hibike! Euphonium)
- Series Composer: Fumihiko Shimo (Clannad, Kokoro Connect)
- Anime Character Designer & Chief Animation Director: Kazumi Ikeda (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Clannad)
- Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe (Amagi Brilliant Park, Kyoukai no Kanata)
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Clannad, Hibike! Euphonium)
- Music Composer: EFFY/Moribe Kosuke (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A Theme Song)
- Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Hibike! Euphonium, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
The Opening theme song of the anime will be Naked Dive, performed by the duo SCREEN mode. The Ending theme will be the song Junshin Always, sung by Azusa Tadokoro.
Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World) is a supernatural and fantasy novel written by Souichirou Shinno with illustrations from Shirabi. The novel was published in December 2013 under Kyoto Animation’s imprint where it earned the award of Honourable Mention at the 2013 Kyoto Animation Awards.
Here is the series synopsis:
The story takes place in the near future, in a world born of human imagination. What humans would call ghosts or monsters appear, and they come to be called “phantoms.” The main character, Haruhiko Ichijou, is a first year at Hosea Academy along with his upperclassman Mai Kawakami, who fights phantoms with the ability “Spirit of Five Elements,” Reina Izumi, who has the ability “Phantom Eater,” and Koito Minase, who fights phantoms in solitude. They experience the ups and downs of high school life before a certain incident leads them to the truth of this world.
The Musaigen no Phantom World anime will start its broadcast on the midnight of January 6/7 on Tokyo MX, during the Winter 2015/2016 anime season. Further information about the series will be reveald at a later date.
“Musaigen no Phantom World”, “Myriad Colors Phantom World”, images, video, and all associated brands and titles © 2015 Souichirou Shinno, Shirabi, Kyoto Animation, and the Phantom World Production Committee