It’s a place where everybody knows your name, even if you’re from an entirely different world.
Earlier today, the official Otherwordly Izakaya ~Ancient Capital Aitheria Izakaya Nobu~ (Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu) anime website updated with a key visual, several new cast and crew members, as well as details on the show’s global rollout.
We break the details down below.
The new image features Hans and Nikolaus enjoying food and drink. Nobu and Shinobu can be seen behind them.
Musical trio Clammbon will score the show’s soundtrack. The group will also perform opening theme song Prosit!.
The series will add the following:
- Hans: Atsushi Abe
- Nikolaus: Showtaro Morikubo
- Berthold: Katsuyuki Konishi
Visuals for all three characters were also unveiled. You can check these out below:
Otherwordly Izakaya ~Ancient Capital Aitheria Izakaya Nobu~ will hit Japanese TV in April. The series will also stream worldwide in April on various streaming services. As of press time, Japan’s Bandai Channel is the only specified platform.
Katsumi Ono (Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V) was tapped to direct the project at Sunrise, with Mariko Ito (Anonymous Noise, Log Horizon) providing character designs. Shin Yoshida (Speed Grapher, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s) is in charge of series composition.
The series will star the following:
- Nobuyuki “Nobu” Yazawa: Tomokazu Sugita
- Shinobu Senke: Suzuko Mimori
Sunrise describes the series as:
Japanese food from another world
Izakaya “Nobu” is a modest establishment, staffed by only two people: master, Nobuyuki Yazawa, and server, Shinobu Senke.
Despite its humble appearance, its entrance is mysteriously connected to an ancient city from another world: “Aitheria.” Nobu’s patrons consist of lazy palace guards, incognito clergymen, and the Waterworks Guildmaster – certainly not your average clientele!
But once they enter Nobu’s doors, they are greeted with the finest alcohol they’ve ever tasted and dishes the likes of which they’ve never seen. With the food plentiful and the drinks flowing, the patrons leave their troubles at the door as they call:
“Give me a cold ale, master!”
Natsuya Semikawa launched Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” in 2012, on the “Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou” (“Let’s Be Novelists”) web platform. The series won the site’s “Ni Narou Con Taishō” contest, before being picked up by publisher Takarajimasha.
The series made its print début in 2014 under Takarajimasha’s imprint. For the print release, artist Kururi was brought on to provide illustrations. The title currently spans four volumes, with the most recent hitting stores in December 2015.
An ongoing manga adaptation by Virginia Nitōhei launched in the pages of Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine in July 2015, and currently spans three collected volumes. At 2017’s Comic Con International, publisher Udon Entertainment announced that they licensed the manga, and plan to start releasing in English this year.