Air Date, Cast, Staff & Visual Unveiled for Kyoto Animation’s Musaigen no Phantom World Anime
New information about Kyoto Animation’s upcoming anime adaptation of Souichirou Shinno and Shirabi’s Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World) novel has been revealed on its official website. The TV anime itself will start airing from January next year. In addition, the first visual, main cast and staff members were also revealed.
Musaigen no Phantom World will debut in January 2016 during the Winter 2016 anime season. The anime will broadcast on ABC Asahi, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi and BS11.
The first members of the anime’s main cast have been revealed alongside their character designs, which include:
- 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 as 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 staff have also been revealed and consists of:
- 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!)
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 from Haruhichan:
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 air in January 2016 during the Winter 2016 anime season. Additional information about the series will be revealed at the Kyoto Animation & Animation Do Fan Event in Kyoto, on October 31st and November 1st this year.
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