Ring ring ring ring ring, banana phone~!
Now you’re going to have that stuck in your head all day. You’re welcome.
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomoni) will join the company’s Summer 2017 simulcast lineup. The series will kick off on July 11 at 6:00AM Pacific (9:00AM Eastern) for all subscribers outside of Asia.
The show is based on Patora Fuyuhara and illustrator Eiji Usatsuka’s light novels of the same name. 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.
Opening theme song Another World will be performed by AOP. Closing theme Junjou Emotional (Pure Heart Emotional) will be handled by lead actresses Maaya Uchida, Yui Fukuo, Chinatsu Akasaki, Marika Kōno, Nanami Yamashita, and Sumire Uesaka.
The confirmed voice cast for the project includes:
- Touya Mochizuki: Katsumi Fukuhara
- Elze Silhoueska: Maaya Uchida
- Linze Silhoueska: Yui Fukuo
- Yae Kokonoe: Chinatsu Akasaki
- Yumina Urnea Belfast: Marika Kōno
- Sushie Urnea Ortlinde: Nanami Yamashita
- Leen: Sumire Uesaka
- Kohaku: Yuki Kaida
- Aeru: Mayu Yoshioka
- Alma: Konoka Inoue
- Cecil: Madoka Yonezawa
- Charlotte: Yuuki Kuwahara
- Duke of Alfred: Taiten Kusunoki
- God: Fumiko Tachiki
- Lapis: Himika Akaneya
- Mika: Sayuri Hara
- Olga: Kikuko Inoue
- Raim: Tomomichi Nishmura
- Reim: Tomomichi Nishmura
- Rion: Souma Saito
The In Another World With My Smartphone light novels are 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!
Several character visuals and a pair of trailers were previously released to promote the series, which you can check out below: