Hai to Gensou no Grimgar ED Theme Cover Theory (Spoilers)


If you continue to read, a major spoiler will be revealed for next week’s episode of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar.

In the preview for second episode of the anime adaptation of Ao Jumonji and Eiri Shirai’s Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash) light novel it looks like a tragedy of some sort happens. It looks like during one of the gang’s quest to take down the goblins, someone gets seriously injured or even worse, killed. What gives us that hint is Ranta’s face, which has blood splattered on it.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Episode 2 Preview

If you haven’t noticed, the opening theme’s CD “Knew day” has Manato on the cover, but on the ending theme’s CD cover he is replaced with Mary, who will later appear in the anime. We now know that Manato will most likely be the one who will be in danger in episode 2.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Opening CD Cover Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Ending CD Cover

(K)NoW_NAME, who performs both the opening and ending theme of the anime will be releasing both CDs on February 17.

The main cast of the anime include:

  • Yoshimasa Hosoya (Junpei Hyuuga in Kuroko no Basket) leads the cast as HaruhiroHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Haruhiro
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase from Free!) is voicing ManatoHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Manato
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino (Allelujah Haptism in Mobile Suit Gundam 00) will voice RantaHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Ranta
  • Fukushi Ochiai (First Major Anime Role) as MoguzoHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Moguzo
  • Mikako Komatsu (Neko in K) voices YumeHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Yume
  • Haruka Terui (Yuuna Yuuki from Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru) will play ShihoruHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Shihoru

The supporting cast includes:

  • Tomokazu Seki (Itaru Hashida from Steins;Gate) will voice RenjiHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Renji
  • Daisuke Namikawa (Rokuro Okajima in Black Lagoon) as KikkawaHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Kikkawa
  • Hiroki Yasumoto (Germany from Hetalia) voices BritneyHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Britney
  • Mamiko Noto (Kotomi Ichinose in Clannad) portrays BarbaraHai-to-Gensou-no-Grimgar-Anime-Character-Designs-Barbara

The first members of the anime’s production staff were also revealed and includes:

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash) is a fantasy light novel series written by Ao Jumonji and features illustrations from Eiri Shirai. The series began in 2013 and is being published under Overlap Bunko. To date a total of 6 volumes have been released. The series also inspired a manga adaptation by Mutsumi Okubashi, which is being serialized in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine since April this year.

Here is the series synopsis from MAL:

Why are we here? Why are we doing this?

Before Haruhiro had realized what happened, he was surrounded by darkness. Why was he here? Where was here? Even now, he still didn’t know. Those around him were the same as him, no one remembered anything other than their own names. And when they emerged from the darkness, the world that awaited them seemed like something out of a video game.

In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with the others, learns fighting skills, and as a soldier in the reserve force, takes his first steps into the world of Grimgar. What awaits him there, he doesn’t know…

This the story of an adventure born from the ashes.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://grimgar.com/
And follow their Twitter: @grimgar_anime