We learned back in January 2021 that another light novel series is on track for an anime adaptation with the announcement of Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~, which translates as The Fruit of Evolution ~Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made~. The show had a few updates throughout the year with a few promos coming out for it, cast updates, and the usual, but not a heavy slate of material to really get in the full narrative.
You can see all our prior coverage of this series here.
Where Can You Stream The Fruit of Evolution?
The Fruit of Evolution started streaming on Crunchyroll starting October 4th, 2021 with one episode. After that, episodes will upload to the service weekly, with episode 2 coming October 11th, 2021.
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What Is The Fruit of Evolution About?
Hiiragi Seiichi is an ugly, revolting, dirty, smelly fatass; these are the insults hurled at him one after another about his appearance. Such was Seiichi’s daily school life of bullying, then for some reason, one day when school was out, a voice claiming to be a God said over the PA system to prepare to be transported to another world. What’s more, not Seiichi alone, but the entire school. A fantasy world where game-like elements such as levels, stats, and skills exist. However, the God still had preparations to complete for the transfer and would send them over as soon as the hero summoning ritual was ready. The classes all formed groups to wait for the transfer, but Seiichi alone was discluded and as such was summoned to a different area. After being transported the first thing Seiichi ate was the “Fruit of Evolution”. This would come to greatly change his life
This story is about how Seiichi went from being severely bullied by his classmates, even not being recognized for his accomplishments, and despite all that staying positive and surviving in this new world. As a result, he somehow becomes one of the champions.
What Is The Fruit of Evolution Based On?
The original light novels from Miku saw their origins online in 2014 and began print versions later that year through Monster Bunko with artwork by U35. The series published its 12th novel in February 2021.
Who’s in the Cast of The Fruit of Evolution?
The Japanese cast includes Hiro Shimono as Seiichi Hiiragi, Kana Hanazawa as Saria, Marina Inoue as Artoria Gremm, Tetsu Inada as Gassle Kroot, Yūka Nishio as Eris McClain, Rimi Nishimoto as Lulune, Yoshino Nanjō as Karen Kannazuki, Yōko Hikasa as Louise Balze, Satomi Arai as Hitsuji-san, and Yurika Kubo as Origa Calmeria.
Who’s Behind The Fruit of Evolution TV Series?
On the production side, Yoshiaki Okumura is directing it based on the scripts by Gigaemon Ichikawa. Minami Eda is adapting the character designs and studio feel and Children’s Playground Entertainment is handling the animation production.