OK, everyone. It’s time to give these heroes your all! Pow pow, Theo! Oh, right… right… this isn’t Lodoss Island. Carry on.
Last night, Aniplex of America announced that Crunchyroll and Hulu will stream Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) as a simulcast. The series will hit both services on January 5, 2018 at 11:30AM Eastern (8:30AM Pacific).
Yesterday, we reported that the show was slated to hit Japanese TV on January 5, as well.
The series is based on a light novel series by Record of Lodoss War creator Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Miyuu. 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.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Theo Cornaro: Kentarō Kumagai
- Siluca Meletes: Akari Kitō
- Irvin: Yūichi Nakamura
- Aishela: Reina Ueda
- Lassic David: Satoshi Hino
- Moreno Dortous: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Priscilla: Natsumi Takamori
- Marrine Kreische: Ai Kayano
- Villar Constance: Takahiro Sakurai
- Mirza Kooches: Wataru Hatano
- Alex Deux: Yūichi Iguchi
- Ema: Minori Suzuki
- Luna: Megumi Nakajima
- Margret Odius: Yuko Kaida
- Laura Hardley: Chika Anzai
- Helga Pialoza: Yumi Uchiyama
- Coleen Messala: Kaede Hondo
- Aubest Meletes: Satoshi Mikami
- Layla: Ayane Sakura
- Cammy: Ari Ozawa
Aniplex of America holds the North American rights to the series, and started streaming a subtitled trailer in October. You can check it out below:
Aniplex describes Record of Grancrest War as:
“I, Siluca Meletes, hereby make a contract with the Crest of Knight Theo, and swear my allegiance for all of eternity.”
A lone mage named Siluca and a vagrant knight named Theo make an oath as master and retainer, with hopes of bringing reform to a land riddled with war and Chaos.
Atlatan is a land dominated by Chaos, factors that twist the laws of nature and cause disruption throughout the world. Fearing disaster brought about by Chaos, the people lived protected by “Lords;” those with the power of “Crests,” used to suppress Chaos. However, the Lords decided to abandon the concept of protecting the people and turn against each other secretly in war, stealing each other’s Crests to gain dominion over one another.
Among these people are Siluca, a lone mage who despises the Lords, and Theo, a vagrant knight who continues his journey of training to someday liberate his homeland from tyrannical rule.
Enticed by Theo’s ideals, Siluca’s coercive tactics have the two forming a contract and together, the pair work to reform a war-torn land.
Unfolding around the crystal of order, “Grancrest,” the world’s greatest record of war fantasy begins!!
Sources: Aniplex of America (Press Release)