Starting as a browser game in 2016 and becoming a decent little multimedia project, Bungo to Alchemist was revealed to be making the leap to anime back in December 2019. The official site has updated with a new trailer for the film that’s scheduled with an April 3rd, 2020 premiere that likely won’t hold. Note that the video has been both available and unavailable at different times today. The series has Toshinori Watanabe directing based on the scripts coming from Jun Kumagai. Atsuko Nakajima is working on the character designs with OLM handling the animation production.
The previously announced Japanese cast includes:
- Ryōta Ōsaka as Murō Saisei
- Tomoaki Maeno as Naoya Shiga
- KENN as Saneatsu Mushanokōji
- Shinichiro Miki as Kan Kikuchi
- Hiroyuki Yoshino as Masao Kume
- Yūki Tai as Haruo Satō
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
- Kōji Takahashi as Tatsuo Hori
Plot Concept: You are taken to a world where you can meet renowned Japanese writers of the past. Your task is to delve into tainted books to purify them, with parties composed of writers to fight the Taints, who have corroded the books. To gain writers, you must transmigrate them by delving into ensouled books or by meeting them while battling Taints in tainted books.