The official website for the television anime of author Howahowa Shiina and illustrator Yamaada‘s () light novel series began streaming the anime’s main promotional video on Tuesday. The video previews the anime’s opening theme song “Magic Writer” by saji, and the ending theme song “Kibō no Recipe” (Recipe of Hope) by Miho Okasaki, and revealed its October 2 premiere.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 2 on the TOKYO MX channel at 25: 05 JST, and on BS11 at 25: 00 JST (effectively October 3 at 1: 05 a.m., 1: 00 a.m. respectively). The anime will also stream on the d Anime Store, U-NEXT, and Anime Hōdai streaming services on October 2. The anime will then premiere on the AT-X channel on October 3 at 11: 30 p.m..
The anime’s cast includes:
- Kaito Ishikawa as Earth
- Daisuke Namikawa as Taichi Tanaka
- Reina Ueda as Fairy Queen
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Zwei
- Miho Okasaki as Milly
- Shiori Izawa as Ryū-chan
- Chitose Morinaga as Pikasha
- Ayaka Asai as Nora
- Tarō Kiuchi as Reiji
- Yusuke Shirai as Kazamine
- Naomi Ōzora as Rona
Yuichi Nakazawa (animation director for , , ) is directing the anime at Maho Film. Touko Machida (, , ) is overseeing the series scripts, and Yūko Watabe (, ) and Yūko Ōba (, ) are the main character designers. TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND is composing the music.
AlphaPolis‘ Alpha Manga service is releasing the novels’ manga adaptation in English, and it describes the story:
A new type of VRMMO called “One More Free Life Online” is out. He logs in as a young boy avatar called “Earth”. Taichi Tanaka (38, single) has a regular office job and enjoys playing video games in his free time. In a world where the player is free to do as they wish, he decides to master a skill that’s been deemed to be useless! He makes potions that are too much of a hassle to make, cooks food that is excessively too good, and uses bizarre original weapons to hunt monsters… An adventure manga about an ordinary middle-aged man leisurely enjoying his VRMMO sandbox game!
AlphaPolis began releasing the novels in 2014. Shūya Rikudō launched the manga adaptation in 2014.
Sources: anime’s website, Comic Natalie