TOHO previously announced something for fans of the music-side of the anime series Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash as they’ve lined up a May 18th 2016 release for the Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions BEST CD box set. Priced at 4,980 yen, it’ll have the opening and closing plus twelve songs and all the background pieces as well across the three CD set. The Blu-ray version of it will also include the music videos of each song. With it just about a month away, TOHO has now brought out a fantastic twenty-minute promo to highlight the music in it. They’ve also added two new music videos as well, which continues to showcase the series well.
The anime adaptation was produced by A-1 Pictures with Ryousuke Nakamura directing and Mieko Hosoi designing the characters. The cast includes Yoshimasa Hosoya as Haruhiro, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Ranta, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Manato, Fukushi Ochiai as Moguzou, Mikako Komatsu as Yume, Haruka Terui as Shihoru, Tomokazu Seki as Renji, Daisuke Namikawa as Kikkawa, Hiroki Yasumoto as Brittany and Mamiko Noto as Barbara.
The series comes from the novel series by Ao Jyumonji with illustrations by Eiri Shirai which began in 2013 and has six volumes out. A manga adaptation is currently being serialized as well from Mutsumi Okuhashi.
Plot concept: Why are we here? Why are we doing this? Before Haruhito had realized what happened, he was surrounded by darkness. Why was he here? Where was here? Even now, he still didn’t know. Those around him were the same as him, no one remembered anything other than their own names. And when they emerged from the darkness, the world that awaited them seemed like something out of a video game. In order to survive, Haruhito forms a party with the others, learns fighting skills, and as a soldier in the reserve force, takes his first steps into the world of Grimgal. What awaits him there, he doesn’t know… This the story of an adventure born from the ashes.