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HIDIVE Schedules ‘Management of Novice Alchemist’ Anime English Dub Staff, Cast, & Premiere

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After Sarasa graduates from school, she's gifted an alchemy storefront in the middle of nowhere! Using her knowledge and skills, Sarasa must find ways to gather material for those who stumble upon her store.
© 2022 いつきみずほ / ふーみ / KADOKAWA/「新米錬金術師の店舗経営」 製作委員会

A new anime adaptation is on the way with the Fantasia Bunko imprint revealing that their title Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei, aka Management of Novice Alchemist, is in the works. After being first announced in September 2021, we’ve had several updates that have laid out most of the show. With a premiere date of October 3rd, 2022, Sentai Filmworks previously announced their pickup of the series with distribution through HIDIVE as an exclusive.

Now, HIDIVE has revealed a September 30th, 2023 premiere for the English dubbed adaptation of the show. it has Kyle Jones directing it at Studio ENG! from the scripts that he and Marta Bechtol worked on. The English cast includes:


  • Brittney Karbowski as Sarasa
  • Juliet Simmons as Lorea
  • Donna Bella Litton as Iris
  • Jade Kelly as Kate
  • Molly Searcy as Ophelia
  • Alyssa Marek as Maria
  • John Swasey as Proctor
  • Marcy Bannor as School Director
  • Natalie Rial as Ponytail Clerk
  • Clint Bickham as Gray Bun Clerk
  • Melissa Pritchett as Visiting Alchemist
  • Cat Thomas as Teacher Glasses
  • Elissa Cuellar as Teacher Ruby
  • Brandon Hearnsberger as Sarasa’s Father
  • Star Carter as Sarasa’s Mother
  • Elissa Cuellar as Elles
  • Melissa Pritchett as Delal
  • Ty Mahany as Geberk
  • Luis Galindo as Mayor
  • Kyle Colby Jones as Gizdo
  • Jack Stansbury as Villager Ponytail
  • Chris Patton as Villager Poofy Bangs
  • Scott Gibbs as Villager Side Fluff
  • Matthew David Rudd as Andre
  • Scott Gibbs as Gill
  • Adam Gibbs as Gray
  • John Swasey as Jasper
  • Benjamin McLaughlin as Floppy Gatherer
  • Clint Bickham as Slick Gatherer
  • Jack Stansbury as Hellflame Grizzlies
  • Patricia Duran as Leonora
  • Chris Patton as Alchemy Sleeze
  • Joe Daniels as Dudley
  • David Lascoe as Darna
  • Sophia Marcelle as Elyn
  • Cat Thomas as Frostfang Bats
  • Cat Thomas as Flying Squirrel Bunny
  • Kyle Colby Jones as Leach Monster
  • John Swasey as Yellow Shirt
  • Scott Gibbs as Blue Shirt
  • Joe Daniels as Gree Dilly
  • Samantha Stevens as Filiorne
  • Jack Stansbury as Leroy
  • Cyrus Rodas as Round Bandit
  • Shannon Reed as Scar Bandit
  • Clint Bickham as Eyepatch Bandit
  • Jay Hickman as Adelbert
  • Shannon Emerick as Caterina
  • Cyrus Rodas as Salamander


The series was directed by Hiroshi Ikehata based on the scripts overseen by Shigeru Murakoshi. Yosuke Ito is handling the character designs and serving as the chief animation director with ENGI handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Kanon Takao as Sarasa Ford
  • Hina Kino as Rorea
  • Saori Ōnishi as Iris Lotze
  • Nanaka Suwa as Kate Starven
  • Mitsuki Saiga as Ophelia Millis
  • Ami Koshimizu as Maria

The series features the opening theme song “Hajimaru Welcome” (Starting Welcome) by Aguri Ōnishi, and the ending theme song “Fine Days” by Nanaka Suwa.

The light novel series comes from Mizuho Itsuki which began in 2018 and has five volumes out in Japan so far. A manga adaptation from kirero began in 2020 with one volume out so far.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The story follows Sarasa, an orphan girl who just graduated from the royal alchemist training school. Having received an isolated shop as a gift from her teacher, she embarks on the leisurely life she long dreamt of as an alchemist. However, what awaits her is a shop more decrepit than she ever imagined, out in the boondocks. As she gathers ingredients, trains herself, and sells goods to become an upstanding alchemist, she tries to lead her very own slow, relaxed alchemist life.

Previous promos and visuals:

© 2022 いつきみずほ / ふーみ / KADOKAWA/「新米錬金術師の店舗経営」 製作委員会
© 2022 いつきみずほ / ふーみ / KADOKAWA/「新米錬金術師の店舗経営」 製作委員会