The light novel series from Sakon Kaido that also has a manga with Infinite Dendrogram made its January 9th, 2020 debut and has been rolling right along. But as we see more of the cascading effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus across Asia and elsewhere, its impact is being felt more. The latest is with this series where the 7th episode, set for a February 20th, 2020 debut, has now been pushed back with a date to be revealed. The first episode will get a re-airing on the 20th instead.
Tomoki Kobayashi is directing based on the series composition by Yuichiro Momose. Masahiko Nakata worked on the character designs with NAZ handling the animation production.
Funimation previously confirmed their pickup of the series with plans for a simulcast the same day and a simuldub that will be coming at a later date with the cast to be revealed. The distributor has the streaming rights for it in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Japanese cast includes Sōma Saitō as Ray Starling, Yuko Ōno as Nemesis, Satoshi Hino as Shu Starling, Makoto Koichi as Rook Holmes, Yūki Takada as Babylon, Ayumu Murase as Hugo Lesseps, Yui Ogura as Cyco, Yōko Hikasa as Marie Adler, Aoi Yūki as Liliana Grandria, Natsumi Haruse as Milianne Grandria, Shiori Izawa as Cheshire, Kenichi Suzumura as Figaro, and Nao Tōyama as Xunyu.
The light novels from Sakon Kaido began in 2015 and have nine volumes out as of the premiere. A manga adaptation began in 2016 from Kami Imai that has four volumes out. J-Novel Club has been publishing both the novels and the manga.
The series features the opening theme ‘Unbreakable” by Aoi Yuki and the closing theme song “Reverb” by Aya Uchida.
Plot Concept: In the year 2043, Infinite Dendrogram, the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of Infinite Dendrogram. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?