Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

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Synonyms: Grimgal of Ashes and Fantasies, Hai to Gensou no Grimgal
Japanese: 灰と幻想のグリムガル
English: Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions
German: Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions
French: Grimgar: Le Monde des Cendres et de Fantaisie
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to Mar 28, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: TOHO animation
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.661 (scored by 315002315,002 users)
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Ranked: #11582
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Popularity: #238
Members: 617,220
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Fear, survival, instinct. Thrown into a foreign land with nothing but hazy memories and the knowledge of their name, they can feel only these three emotions resonating deep within their souls. A group of strangers is given no other choice than to accept the only paying job in this game-like world—the role of a soldier in the Reserve Army—and eliminate anything that threatens the peace in their new world, Grimgar.

When all of the stronger candidates join together, those left behind must create a party together to survive: Manato, a charismatic leader and priest; Haruhiro, a nervous thief; Yume, a cheerful hunter; Shihoru, a shy mage; Moguzo, a kind warrior; and Ranta, a rowdy dark knight. Despite its resemblance to one, this is no game—there are no redos or respawns; it is kill or be killed.

It is now up to this ragtag group of unlikely fighters to survive together in a world where life and death are separated only by a fine line.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Episode 1 was previewed at an event at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on December 26, 2015. Regular broadcasting began January 11, 2016.
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar was licensed by Funimation and was streamed in both Japanese and English in North America starting in January of 2016.

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Nakamura, Ryousuke
Director, Sound Director, Script, Series Composition
Shimizu, Kenichi
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Terui, Haruka
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
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"Knew day" by (K)NoW_NAME (eps 1-4, 6-11)

Ending Theme

1: "Knew day" by (K)NoW_NAME (eps 1)
2: "Harvest" by (K)NoW_NAME (eps 2-7, 9-11)
3: "Harvest" by Shihoru (Haruka Terui) (eps 8)
4: "Cultivate" by (K)NoW_NAME (eps 12)

Apr 1, 2016
dissipated (All reviews)
This is a spoiler-free review.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is a rather unique watch. Shows throughout time have had a tendency to force characters from 0 to a 100 in an unrealistic time frame. This often pertains to the widespread demands of instant gratification. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar challenges these demands by emphasising the natural growth of characters: step by step characters are built through every interaction with the plot. Closely observing this and the plot is paramount as to not miss the abundance of implicit detail dedicated to their development and characterisation. Due to this profound nature of the show, reflection is commonplace read more
Mar 27, 2016
Captain220 (All reviews)
The occasional RPG setting within an anime isn't some new, revolutionary trend. Popularized by the underwhelming Sword Art Online, they seem to be popping up a lot more frequently than before and that isn't something I'm particularly fond of. This is mostly due to the lack of originality that comes with these works. To a novice, this idea may seem spectacular on it's own, but at this point, the same thing has been done over and over again and not once did I consider one of them to be good.

With that being said, I believe that this is quite close to the epitome of read more
Apr 4, 2016
Cinnamon_Pramma (All reviews)
Moderator Edit: This review contains spoilers.

(If you couldn’t give a tuna glass about this review and just want to know if you should watch this, skip all the way to the “What to expect and enjoyment” Either way, read this review if you want an insight of the flaws it had. This is my first review so don’t judge and give me a break lol. My usage of words might come off as wonky so sorry for that)

Grimgar is an anime that doesn’t necessarily bring anything distinctive to the tables. I personally believe that Grimgar was just an anime of progression, where we would read more
Apr 6, 2016
ModelCitizen (All reviews)

--The review contains spoilers--

The show of it's season that everybody likes despite it's pretty bad. We have a group of teens who gets into a world based on RPG ruleset and shortly after this, they forget their previous life... and that's all. We won't get to know who they are, why did they get there, what is that place anyways, why does it operates like a video game, what should they do there. They just live their everyday life, learning some new skills, killing the low level creatures for the loot which they use to cover their living expenses and equipment.

There are some conflict, they read more


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