It’s a story about a merc… sounds straightforward enough.

On September 14, the official Merc Storia anime website updated with a teaser trailer, as well as two cast members, several staffers, and a premiere date.

We break the details down below.


The 82-second promo introduces the major concept and voice cast, with character dialogue providing the major story beats.


Merc Storia Anime VisualThe new staffers include:

  • Supervision: Happy Elements KK
  • General Director: Yukiko Akiyama
  • General Director: Sakae Shibuya
  • General Director: Hirotoshi Arai
  • Monster Design: Hideki Fukushima
  • Monster Design: Kerorira
  • Prop Design: Mahiru Shintani
  • Color Design: Kunio Tsujita
  • Assistant Color Design: Masaki Ōba
  • Art Director: Yumiko Kuga (Studio Jaekku)
  • 2D Works: Yūki Yomogida
  • Director of Photography: Osamuware Matsumoto (松本乃吾)
  • Editor: Akari Saito (Graphicnica)
  • Music Production: Mili


The series will add the following:

  • Toto: Yumiri Hanamori
  • Jamo: Chō


Merc Storia will air on October 11. The premiere schedule is as follows (all times JST):

  • Tokyo MX: 10/11/2018 at 23:30 (10/11/2018 at 11:30 PM)
  • KBS Kyoto: 10/11/2018 at 25:00 (10/12/2018 at 1:00 AM)
  • AT-X: 10/11/2018 at 22:30 (10/11/2018 at 10:30 PM)

Fumitoshi Oizaki (AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, Romeo x Juliet) will direct the project at Happy Elements Asia Pacific with Yukiko Akiyama (Puzzle & Dragons X, Black Cat) providing character designs. The team of Fumitoshi Oizaki, Hiroki Uchida (Gamers!), and Hitomi Amamiya (Yawaraka Sangokushi Tsukisase!! Ryofuko-chan) are in charge of series composition, while Hirotoshi Arai provides sub-character designs.

Merc storia is based on Happy Elements’s smartphone game of the same name. The title launched on iOS and Android in Japan in 2014.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Otakomu