Kyoto Animation have streamed the first promotional video for the upcoming anime adaptation of Souichirou Shinno and Shirabi’s Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World) novel. The new video introduces the main characters of the upcoming anime and previews the quality of its animation. The Musaigen no Phantom World anime will air in January 2016 during the Winter 2016 anime season.

The main cast of the anime includes:

  • Hiro Shimono (Keima Katsuragi in The World God Only Knows) leading the cast to voice Ichijo Haruhiko

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  • Sumire Uesaka (Sanae Dekomori in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) voicing main character Mai Kawakami

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  • Saori Hayami (Miyuki Shiba in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei) will voice Reina Izumi

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  • Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) is voicing Koito Minase

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  • Azusa Tadokoro (Fino Bloodstone in Yuushibu) as Ruru

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  • Misaki Kuno (Kate Hoshimiya from Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda) joins to voice Kurumi Kumamakura

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  • Kikuko Inoue (Sanae Furukawa in Clannad) as Arisu Himeno

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  • Shosuke Morohashi, whose voice cast has not been revealed yet

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The production staff of the series are 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!)

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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.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://phantom-world.com/
And follow their Twitter: @anime_PW