Knights and magic anime

The popular mecha and magic light novel, Knight’s and Magic, is getting its own anime adaptation this summer 2017. This comes not too long after the popular light novel by Hisako Amakaze-No got its own monthly manga adaptation in April 2016.

The anime will be produced by 8-bit Studio and will be directed by Yusuke Yamamoto who did Welcome to the NHK and Walkure Romanze.  Along with the studio and director, the PV also unveiled the cast and crew of the production.

Michiko Yokote of Shirobako and ReLIFE is in charge of the series scripts, while Kenichiro Katsura from Macross 7 and NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them! is in charge of character design and Kurogin is in charge of mecha design. As for music, it’ll be composed by Masato Kōda who worked on Maria the Virgin Witch and KonoSuba.

Knights and magic light novel
Cover to Volume 1 of the Knight’s and Magic Light Novel

As for the main cast, Rie Takahashi (KonoSuba’s Megumin) will be voicing the main character, Ernesti “Eru” Echevarria, a talented programmer from Japan who dies and reincarnates into a fantasy world. The other two main cast announced include Ayaka Ohashi (Akame Ga Kill’s Kurome) as Adeltroot “Adi” Alter, and Shinsuke Sugawara (Lostorage incited WIXOSS’  Shohei Shirai) as Akidd “Kid” Alter, both who are Eru’s childhood friends.

Eru, Adi and Kid from Knight’s and Magic. Yes, Eru is a guy by the way

In case you’re unfamiliar with Knight’s and Magic, it’s a light novel that follows the reincarnated life of a Japanese mecha otaku. Having died in a car crash, he is reincarnated in a new world where magic exists with his previous life’s memories intact. He then begins his journey to realise his life-long dream, to become a mecha pilot. Fortunately for him, in this world, mecha do exist in the form of Silhouette Knights.

The light was first started by Amazake-no in 2010 and as we mentioned above, had a manga adaptation in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine since April 15 2016. With plenty of action and mecha abound, fans of the light novel will definitely be psyched to see all this come to life in the anime adaptation.

Knights and Magic Silhoutte Knight Mecha

While we already have some idea of what the story would look like via the manga adaptation, it’s still nice to see a new mecha anime make its debut. Knight’s and Magic will debut this Summer 2017 though an exact release date has yet to be announced. So while you’re waiting for an actual release date to be announced, enjoy the PV for Knight’s and Magic below.

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