Grab your swords and staves, adventurers. It’s time to journey to an island filled with action and adventure!
No, it’s not Lodoss Island.
Earlier today, a Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) stage event was held at Fujimi Shobo’s “Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai 2016” (“Fantasia Bunko Big Thanks Festival 2016”) fan event. At the show, it was announced that an anime adaptation of Record of Grancrest War is in the works. Aniplex is producing the series, and a producer from the company came onstage to discuss the project further. As of press time, no further details are known.
Record of Grancrest War is a light novel series by Record of Lodoss War creator Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Miyū. The title began publication in 2013, under Fujimi Shobo’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. Seven volumes have been produced to date, with the most recent hitting stores on May 20. Volume 9 will ship to retailers on November 19.
Publisher Kadokawa released a promo video for the first book in the franchise in 2013. You can check this out below:
The series is set on a continent where chaos reigns. The creeping turmoil breeds disaster, which is kept in check by special people. The continent’s Lords are granted the power of a special Holy Seal, which can protect the populous and calm the lurking mayhem. One day, though, the Lords cast aside their duties to purify the chaos, instead opting to engage in a game of dominion. They face each other, battling for each others’ Holy Seals, and the right to be the one true ruler of the continent.
It is here that readers meet Shirūka, a mage who lives on his own, scorning the Lords for abandoning their duties. Theo, on the other hand, is a wandering knight, who is training to gain the power to liberate his hometown from a tyrant. The two form an eternal oath to one another as master and servant, with the goal of casting aside the chaos, and reforming the continent together.