So, how many bars do you get in another world?
Earlier today, news broke that Patora Fuyuhara and illustrator Eiji Usatsuka’s In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni) light novels will receive an anime adaptation. The series will hit Japanese TV this summer, though a specific première date was not specified.
Yuji Yanase (Himegoto, Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan) will direct the series at Production Reed, with the team of Toshihide Masutate (Elf Princess Rane, Papillon Rose), Masahiro Sekuguchi, and Miyako Nishida (Rainbow Days) providing character designs. Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Long Riders!) is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Scenario: Natsuko Takahashi
- Chief Animation Director: Toshihide Masutate
- Chief Animation Director: Masahiro Sekuguchi
- Chief Animation Director: Miyako Nishida
- Art Director: Satoru Shibata
- Color Coordinator: Aki Watanabe
- Sound Director: Takumi Ito
- Music/Music Production: EXIT TUNES
To celebrate the big reveal, illustrator Eiji Usatsuka took to Twitter to post a new piece, featuring leading lady Yumina.
In Another World With My Smartphone is currently published by Hobby Japan under their HJ Novels imprint. Eight books have been published to date, with the most recent hitting stores on March 23.
J-Novel Club currently holds the rights to the original novel series. They describe the series as:
After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder…” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya’s adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!