The production team for Management of Novice Alchemist has revealed a new key visual and PV teaser trailer for the upcoming fantasy anime. The series is set to premiere in October 2022.
Information about the opening and ending theme song artists have also been released. Voice actress Aguri Oonishi will sing the anime’s opening theme “Hajimaru Welcome” while Nanaka Suwa performs the ending theme “Fine Days.”
The main voice cast for the series is headlined by Kanon Takao as Sarasa Ride, Hina Kino as Colea, Saori Oonishi as Iris Lotze, and Nanaka Suwa as Kate Starven.
The production staff consists of Hiroshi Ikehata (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 handling the animation production.
An anime adaptation of Mizuho Itsuki‘s original fantasy light novel series was first confirmed back in September 2021. The light novels were first launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website on November 1, 2018. Fantasia Bunko then formally published the series in print with illustrations by Fuumi on September 20, 2019. Five physical copies of the light novels have been released as of July 2022.
A manga adaptation by kirero launched on Kill Time Communication’s Comic Valkyrie website in December 2020.
Crunchyroll describes the series as:
For a lonely orphan, there is almost only one career path to success. That is to get a national qualification as an alchemist. After graduating from the Royal Alchemist Training Academy, which requires nothing but ability, Sarasa is presented with the rights to a store by her master. After being sent off by her generous mentor, Sarasa sets off on her journey, dreaming of a slightly elegant life as an alchemist, but upon arrival, she is shocked to find that the countryside is even more rural than she had imagined. However, even in such a place, she has to manage a store somehow to make a living.