On Wednesday, HIDIVE said that it has acquired the rights to the anime series Management of a Novice Alchemist, My Master Has No Tail, and Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit. All three will be streamed exclusively on HIDIVE this autumn.
On home video, Sentai Filmworks will distribute all three anime.
On October 3, AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS-NTV will debut the television anime adaptation of Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei (Management of Novice Alchemist, or literally Novice Alchemist’s Shop Management), a collection of light novels by Mizuho Itsuki.
The anime will start streaming on October 3 in Japan on the Anime Store.
The narrative centers on Sarasa, a young orphan who recently received her diploma from the royal alchemical training academy. She begins the leisurely life of an alchemist that she had long envisioned after receiving an isolated store as a gift from her tutor. But what she finds is a run-down store in the middle of nowhere that is worse than she could have ever imagined. She strives to live her own leisurely, slow-paced alchemist existence as she gathers materials, develops her skills, and sells products to become a respectable alchemist.
The animation at ENGI is being directed by Hiroshi Ikehata (Kiratto PriChan, TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You), while Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombie Land Saga, I’m Quitting Heroing) is in charge of the series writing. Character design and primary animation director duties are shared by Ysuke It (The Detective Is Already Dead, King’s Game The Animation). The soundtrack is being written by Harumi Fuuki and is being produced by Nippon Columbia (The Deer King, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, Forest of Piano). “Hajimaru Welcome,” the introductory song, is sung by Aguri Nishi. The closing song, “Fine Days,” is sung by Nanaka Suwa.
The television adaptation of the TNSK comic book series My Master Has No Tail (Uchi no Shish wa Shippo ga Nai) will debut on Tokyo MX on September 30, MBS on October 1, BS Asahi on October 2, and AT-X on October 4.
Japan’s Taish period (1912–1926) is when the fantasy narrative is set. It centers on Mameda, a tanuki girl who can change her shape and has human aspirations. Mameda changes into a charming human girl with raven hair and makes her way to the busy metropolis of Osaka. However, people instantly see through Mameda’s guise, and one beautiful woman ruthlessly says to the dejected Mameda, “Go back where you came from.” In actuality, the person by the name of Bunko is a supernatural being who changed into a rakugo (comic storytelling) storyteller. Mameda wants Bunko to take her under her wing and instruct her in the art of being human.
At LIDEN FILMS, Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood, The Prince of Tennis II, Cells at Work! Code Black) is in charge of directing the animation. The series scripts are being written by Yho Togashi, Kei Shimobayashi, Aya Satsuki, and Touko Machida (Lucky Star, The IDOLM@STER) under her supervision. The principal animation director and character designer is Ry Yamauchi (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato sub-sharacter designs). Genai Ygi, the anime’s opening theme song, is performed by GARNiDELiA. (Fleeting Love Game). The last theme tune, “Virginia,” is sung by Hinano.
The new television anime Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit (Yama no Susume Next Summit), which is based on Shiro’s Encouragement of Climb (Yama no Susume) manga, will debut on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11 on October 4.
Twelve 30-minute episodes will make up the animation. The anime’s previous seasons only had five- or 15-minute episodes, therefore this will be the first time it has featured complete episodes.
The first four episodes of the new anime are going to be collections of the episodes from the previous anime series with new short tales added. Episodes five and beyond, however, will feature entirely new stories.
Yuusuke Matsuo and Ysuke Yamamoto are both back to create the characters for the anime at 8-Bit.
The last theme song, “Tobira o Akete Bell o Naras,” is being performed by Yuka Iguchi and Kana Asumi (Open the Door and Ring the Bell).