Management of Novice Alchemist Anime's Video Unveils Theme Songs, More Staff
Kadokawa posted the second promotional video for the television anime of Mizuho Itsuki's Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei (Management of Novice Alchemist or literally, Novice Alchemist's Shop Management) light novel series on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Hajimaru Welcome" (Starting Welcome) by Aguri Ōnishi, and the ending theme song "Fine Days" by Nanaka Suwa.
The newly announced staff members are:
- Chief Animation Director: Shinpei Koikawa
- LO Supervisor: Masao Kawase
- Art Director/Art Setting: Kazuhiro Arai
- Color Key Artist: Eiko Nishi
- Compositing Director of Photography: Haruka Serizawa
- Editing: Akio Mishima (Mishima Henshūshitsu)
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Music: Harumi Fuuki
- Music Production: Nippon Columbia
The main cast members are:
Kanon Takao as Sarasa Ford
Hina Kino as Rorea
Saori Ōnishi as Iris Lotze
Nanaka Suwa as Kate Starven
The anime will premiere in October.
Hiroshi Ikehata (Kiratto Pri☆Chan, TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You) is directing the anime at ENGI, and Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombie Land Saga, I'm Quitting Heroing) is overseeing the series scripts. Yōsuke Itō (The Detective Is Already Dead, King's Game The Animation) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Harumi Fuuki (The Deer King, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, Forest of Piano) is composing the music, and Nippon Columbia is producing the music.
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 a 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.
Itsuki first launched the novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou (Let's Be Novelists) website on November 1, 2018. Fantasia Bunko then published the first volume in print with illustrations by fuumi on September 20, 2019, and the fifth volume shipped in September 2021. The artist kirero began serializing the manga adaptation on Kill Time Communication's Comic Valkyrie site in December 2020, and the second print volume shipped on April 7.
Source: Press release