Kyoto Animation have just revealed their next anime: a TV anime adaptation of Souichirou Shinno and Shirabi’s Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World) novel. The official website of the anime just went online and revealed the first information about the anime.
The site has revealed the first cast member of the anime: Sumire Uesaka (Sanae Dekomori in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) who will be voicing the main character Mai Kawakami. The first image of Mai was also revealed:
The anime itself will be animated by Kyoto Animation (Hibike! Euphonium, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!), who also published the novel, and will have Tatsuya Ishihara (Hibike! Euphonium, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as director and Kazumi Ikeda (Clannad, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as the character designer. Further information about the anime will be revealed at the upcoming Kyoto Animation & Animation Do Fan Event on October 31st. The stage event will be hosted by Minoru Shiraishi and he will be joined by Ishihara, Ikeda and Uesaka.
Here is the promotional video for the novel:
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 synopsis of the novel:
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 anime adaptation for Musaigen no Phantom World is being produced by Kyoto Animation. 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.