Come on, everyone! Let’s give this a pow-pow Parn!

Wait… this isn’t Lodoss? Ah, crap.

Earlier today, an official website for the Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) anime series opened its doors. The website includes a listing of several cast and crew members, a key visual, and a broadcast window.

We break the details down below:

Key Visual

The visual was drawn by Miyuu, who also illustrated the original light novels. The image features the major characters standing on a sunlit plain.

Cast

Two major cast members were confirmed:

  • Theo: Kentarō Kumagai
  • Shirūka: Akari Kitō

Staff

Mamoru Hatakeyama (Sankarea: Undying Love, Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) was tapped to direct the project at A-1 Pictures, with Hiroshi Yakou providing character designs. The team of Ryo Mizuno (Record of Lodoss War) and Shunsaku Yano will take charge of series composition.

Aniplex is producing the series.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Script: WriteWorks
  • Music: Yuugo Kanno
  • Original creator: Ryo Mizuno
  • Original Character Design: Miyuu
  • Character Design: Hiroshi Yakou
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami

Broadcast

Record of Grancrest War will hit Japanese TV in January 2018.

Record of Grancrest War is based on a light novel series by Record of Lodoss War creator Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Miyuu. The title began publication in 2013, under Fujimi Shobo’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. nine volumes have been produced to date, with the most recent hitting stores 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.

Source: Animate Times