Hobby Japan opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Yuri Kitayama's Seirei Gensouki (Spirit Chronicles) light novel on Friday, revealing the production staff, cast, a teaser visual (pictured right), and teaser promo.
Amakawa Haruto is a young man who died before reuniting with his childhood friend who disappeared five years ago. Rio is a boy living in the slums who wants revenge for his mother who was murdered in front of him when he was five years old.
Earth and another world. Two people with completely different backgrounds and values. For some reason, the memories and personality of Haruto who should've died is resurrected in Rio's body. As the two are confused over their memories and personalities fusing together, Rio decides to live in this new world.
Along with Haruto's memories, Rio awakens an unknown "special power," and it seems that if he uses it well, he can live a better life. But before that, Rio encounters a kidnapping that turns out to be of a princess of the Bertram Kingdom that he lives in.
After saving the princess, Rio is given a scholarship at the Royal Academy, a school for the rich and powerful. Being a poor orphan in a school of nobles turns out to be an extremely detestable place to be. (Source: MU)
Director, Series Composition: Osamu Yamasaki (Hakuouki, Actors: Songs Connection)
Script: Osamu Yamasaki, Mitsutaka Hirota (Amaama to Inazuma), Megumu Sasano (Animegataris), Yoshiko Nakamura (Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai)
Character Design: Kyouko Yufu (Gleipnir prop design, Kanojo, Okarishimasu animation director)
Art Director: Takehiko Segawa (Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu!)
Color Design: Tomoko Kohioki (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal)
Director of Photography: Norimasa Teramoto (Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi)
Editing: Keisuke Yanagi (Taisou Zamurai)
Music: Yasuyuki Yamazaki (Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale ending theme arrangement)
Music Production: Nippon Columbia, TMS Music
Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita (Val x Love)
Sound Effects: Shouta Yaso (Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?) (Swara Pro)
Sound Production: Kanon Sound
Production Cooperation: WAO World
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Kitayama launched the adventure fantasy novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in February 2014 and also began publishing side stories on Hobby Japan's Novel Up+ website last December. The publisher began printing the novel with illustrations by Riv the following October. The 18th volume will ship on December 1. Seirei Gensouki has a cumulative 1.2 million copies of its volumes in print.
J-Novel Club licensed both the light novel and manga in English for digital release in July and November 2018, respectively. The fourth manga volume went on sale on April 29, with the 12th light novel volume released on November 18.