Kinsou no Vermeil Anime Announced With July 2022 Premiere Date

ⓒ天那光汰・梅津葉子/SQUARE ENIX・「金装のヴェルメイユ」製作委員会

The Kinsou no Vermeil ~Gakeppuchi Majutsushi wa Saikyou no Yakusai to Mahou Sekai wo Tsukisusumu~ fantasy manga is getting an anime adaptation that will release this July. A teaser trailer and visual have been released, as have staff and cast details.

The manga’s illustrator Youko Umezu also released an illustration to commemorate the anime’s announcement.

The story follows magic student Alto, who is in danger of repeating his school year. After accidentally activating a magic circle in a book he stumbled upon, Alto ends up summoning a powerful demon called Vermei, who becomes his familiar and behaves like a questionable older sister to him. Voicing Alto and Vermei are Yuuya Hirose and Maaya Uchida respectively, while Alto’s childhood friend and schoolmate Lilia is voiced by Wakana Kuramochi.

The staff of Kinsou no Vermeil includes Takashi Naoya (Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose) as director, Tatsuya Takahashi (The Faraway Paladin) as series composer, Matsuo Asami (Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose) as assistant director, Kiyoshi Tateishi (Val × Love) as character designer, and Ayana Togashi (CUE! animation director) as co-character designer and prop designer. Tateishi is also the chief animation director alongside Toshimitsu Kobayashi (Val × Love), Yukiyo Komito (Val × Love), and Atsushi Aono (The Faraway Paladin).

Other staff include Hirotaka Kozaki (Val × Love co-art director) as art director, Ryouji Nagasawa (Val × Love) as color designer, and Mitsuhiro Kuno (Val × Love) as photography director. Staple Entertainment is the animation production company.

The Kinsou no Vermeil manga is written by Kouta Amana. The Square Enix-published series began in 2018 and has five tankoubon volumes as of November 2021. The manga is serialized in Monthly Shounen Gangan and published under the Gangan Comics label.

Sources: @vermeil_animePR, Kinsou no Vermeil website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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