The official website of the Saiyuuki Reload: Zeroin (Saiyuuki Reload: Even a Worm Arc) revealed the production staff, two key visuals (pictured), and a character promotional video on Monday. The anime, produced by LIDENFILMS, is scheduled to premiere on January 6 at 11:00 p.m. on AT-X, followed by Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS.
Director: Misato Takada (Mugen no Juunin: Immortal episode director)
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote (Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai), Aya Matsui (Dragon Ball GT)
Character Design, Prop Design, Chief Animation Director: Noriko Ogura (Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru)
Art Director: Erika Fukai (Koi to Uso assistant art director)
Art Setting: Tomoyuki Aoki (Dr. Stone), Yukie Inose (Vinland Saga)
Color Design: Hironori Noji (Levius)
CG Director: Yoshimasa Yamazaki (Sayonara Watashi no Cramer)
Director of Photography: Haruka Gotou (Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari)
Editing: Tomomi Umetsu (Phantom in the Twilight)
Music: Yuusuke Shirato (Kochouki: Wakaki Nobunaga)
Music Production: Lantis
Sound Director: Hajime Takakuwa (Gensoumaden Saiyuuki)
Animation Producer: Hirokazu Shiba (Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin)
J-rock group GRANRODEO is returning from Saiyuuki Reload Blast to perform the opening theme "Kami mo Hotoke mo," which is previewed in the promotional video below. Shuugo Nakamura (Skate-Leading☆Stars) performs the ending theme "Ruten."
Minekura serialized the original fantasy action manga in GFantasy from February 1997 to January 2002. The Saiyuuki Reload sequel ran in Comic ZERO-SUM from March 2002 to June 2009. Saiyuuki Reload Blast, the latest manga in the franchise, began in the same magazine in December that year and has three volumes in print as of October 2017.