The official website for the television anime adaptation of Hiro Ainana and shri‘s Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku) light novel series revealedon Thursday that the anime will premiere in January 2018 and will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and AT-X. The site also announced on Thursday thatShun Horie (Fastest Finger First‘s Shiki Koshiyama, Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War‘s Tsugiyoshi Sumino/Rat, TheIdolm@ster SideM‘s Pierre) will star in the series as protagonist Satō/Ichirō Suzuki.
Avex Pictures posted a comment video from Horie on Thursday.
The official website will continue to announce another main cast member every day.
Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts, ef: a tale of melodies, No-Rin) is directingthe series atSILVER LINK (Brave Witches, Non Non Biyori) and CONNECT (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon)Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Gintama, Servant × Service) is writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Shoko Takimoto (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon) is designing the characters for animation. MONACA is composing the music at DIVE II Entertainment.
The story of the light novel series follows a 29-year-old programmer who is on a “death march,” but one day he wakes up in another world after a nap. From a meteor shower he happens to gain vast riches, and he decides to go sightseeing. So begins his “heartwarming, occasionally serious, and harem” adventure in another world.
Ainana initially began posting the series online in 2013, and Kadokawapublished the first volume with illustrations by shri in in March 2014. The novel series has 1.1 million copies in print as of July. Both the 11th volume of the novel series and fifth volume of the manga adaptation shipped on August 10.
Megumu Aya began the manga adaptation of Ainana’s novels inKadokawa‘s Age Premium magazine, but the series moved to Monthly Dragon Age when Age Premium ceased publication in July 2015. shriserves as the original character designer on Aya’s manga adaptation.