October 2022 will see the release of the previously announced Management of Novice Alchemist in Japan. A trailer and key visual have been released for the show, which is an anime adaptation of Mizuho Itsuki‘s fantasy light novel series.
The staff includes Ikehata Hiroshi (Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You) as director, Shigeru Murakoshi (I’m Quitting Heroing) as series composer, Yousuke Itou (The Detective Is Already Dead) as character designer and chief animation director, and Harumi Fuuki (The Deer King) as music composer. ENGI is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Kanon Takao as Sarasa Ride, Hina Kino as Colea, Saori Oonishi as Iris Lotze, and Nanaka Suwa as Kate Starven.
Management of Novice Alchemist follows Sarasa, an orphan and young graduate alchemist who shares her late parents’ dream of opening a store. Sarasa is given a vacant store located from her master as a graduation gift, but discovers the remotely located building to be in a rundown state. Adding to that, Sarasa has to deal with being in an unfamiliar land and battle monsters in order to secure dangerous materials.
The light novels began in 2019 and are illustrated by Fuumi. Five volumes are published as of September 2021. The books are published under Kadokawa’s Fantasia Bunko label.
Management of Novice Alchemist was originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2018. A Kill Time Communication-published manga adaptation by kirero began in 2021.