We learned in November 2022 that an anime adaptation of The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash light novel series had been announced. The show has added a few details but has otherwise just been set for sometime in 2024. Now, the official site has revealed a January 12th, 2024 premiere for it and has brought out a new key visual for it.
The series has Shigeyasu Yamauchi as the supervising director with Naoki Horichu directing from the series composition by Katsuhiko Takayama. Feng Cheng Hu and Yuki Ikeda are handling the character designs with Studio Massket handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Aina Suzuki as Ivy
- Mutsumi Tamura as Sora
The opening theme song is “Hate no Nai Tabi” by Aina Suzuki.
In November 2021, Seven Seas Entertainment revealed the license acquisition of the light novel and manga series The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash by Honobonoru500, Nama, and Tou Fukino. Known originally as Saijaku Tamer wa Gomi Hiroi no Tabi wo Hajimemashita, the light novels began in 2018 and have nine volumes so far and is ongoing. The manga began serialization in Comic Corona in 2020 and has five volumes to its name so far.
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Plot Concept: Young Ivy can’t catch a break. Though she has a few memories of her past life, she was reborn into an RPG-like world in the weakest class, and worse, as the weakest rank. As a no-star Tamer, even her parents want nothing to do with her, and she soon realizes she must survive on her own. She learns to live off the land and salvage what she can from other people’s leavings. But when Ivy manages to tame Sora, a lowly slime, everything changes for both of them. There’s something special about this frail little monster, and Ivy’s care will bring out the best in both of them!
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