The episode count of the 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, where there will be a total of 13 episodes and a bonus.
The anime’s website has revealed that there will be a total of 7 Blu-ray and DVD volumes, each containing 2 episodes. The anime will run for a total of 13 episodes, where the 7th and final volume will contain a bonus episode.
- Vol. 1 – April 6
- Vol. 2 – May 11
- Vol. 3 – June 1
- Vol. 4 – July 6
- Vol. 5 – August 3
- Vol. 6 – September 7
- Vol. 7 – October 5
The bonuses for ordering the first run of Musaigen no Phantom World’s first Blu-ray and DVD volume have been revealed. In addition to episodes 1 & 2, fans will receive:
- A full colour 16 page booklet
- A special illustration drawn by Character Designer Kazumi Ikeda
- Specially designed case/digipak
- Footage from Unlimited no Phantom World
- All promotional videos and commercials
- Uncredited Openings and Endings
In related news, during the Comiket 89 event a new promotional video for the series was previewed.
In addition, Kyoto Animation (Hibike! Euphonium, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) has released the second promotional video for the series. The new video introduces to us the main characters of the new anime and their powers. The video also previews the anime’s Opening theme song: “Naked Dive” performed by the duo SCREEN mode.
The Musaigen no Phantom World anime will start its broadcast on the midnight of Wednesday, January 6/Thursday January 7, on Tokyo MX, during the Winter 2015/2016 anime season.
The first commercial video for the upcoming series was also revealed:
In addition to this the first promotional video was recently revealed. The new video introduces the main characters of the upcoming anime and previews the quality of its animation.
The main cast of the anime includes:
- 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 main character 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 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!)
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.
Source – Crunchyroll