A television anime adaptation of Patora Fuyuhara’s In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni) light novel series has been green-lit. It will premiere this summer.
Takeyuki Yanase (Himegoto, Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan) is directing the anime at Production Reed. Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Toshihide Masudate (Papillon Rose), Masahiro Sekiguchi (Rainbow Days chief animation director), and Miyako Nishida (Rainbow Days) are all credited as character designers and chief animation directors. Satosh Shibata is the art director, while Aki Watanabe (Sound of the Sky, Rainbow Days) is the color designer. Takumi Itou (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream) is the sound director. EXIT TUNES is in charge of music production.
After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder…” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya’s adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!
Fuyuhara launched the In Another World With My Smarthone series in 2013 on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou (“Let’s Be Novelists”) website, and Hobby Japan‘s Novels label published the first volume with illustrations by Eiji Usatsuka in 2015. Hobby Japan published the seventh volume in November, and will publish the eighth volume on Thursday. J-Novel Club plans to eventually release the novels as e-books: volume one is slated for March 23, volume two for May 3, volume three for June 14, and volume four for July 26.
Source: Anime! Anime! (Kōtarō Nakase)