The official website for the television anime adaptation of Nozomu Mochitsuki‘s light novel series began streaming the show’s second promotional video on Friday. The video previews the show’s opening theme song.
The website also revealed four more cast members.
- Toshiki Masuda as Keithwood
- Fuko Saito as Liora Lulus
- Rie Takahashi as Chloe Forkroad
- Makoto Furukawa as Dion Alaia
The anime will premiere on October 7 on the TOKYO MX and BS11 channels at 25: 00 JST (effectively, October 8 at 1: 00 a.m.), and on MBS at 26: 38 JST (effectively, October 8 at 2: 38 a.m.).
The previously announced cast includes:
- Sumire Uesaka as Mia Luna Tearmoon
- Tomori Kusunoki as Anne Littstein
- Yuichiro Umehara as Ludwig Hewitt
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Abel Remno
- Shun Horie as Sion Sol Sunkland
- Kanon Takao as Tiona Rudolvon
- Nao Tōyama as Rafina Orca Belluga
Yūshi Ibe ( assistant director) is directing the anime at SILVER LINK. Deko Akao (, ) is in charge of the series scripts. Mai Otsuka (, ) is designing the characters. Kōji Fujimoto of Sus4 Inc. is composing the music. Sumire Uesaka, who stars in the series as Mia Luna Tearmoon, is performing the show’s opening theme song “Happy End Princess,” and KanoeRana is performing the ending theme song “Queen of the Night.”
J-Novel Club licensed the novel series and the manga adaptation, and it describes the story:
Surrounded by the hate-filled gazes of her people, the selfish princess of the fallen Tearmoon Empire, Mia, takes one last look at the bleeding sun before the guillotine blade falls… Only to wake back up as a twelve-year-old! With time rewound and a second chance at life dropped into her lap, she sets out to right the countless wrongs that plague the ailing Empire. Corrupt governance? Check. Border troubles? Check. Natural calamities and economic strife? Check. My, seems like a lot of work. Hard work and Mia don’t mix, so she seeks out the aid of others, starting with her loyal maid, Anne, and the brilliant minister, Ludwig. Together, they strive day and night to restore the Empire. Little by little, their tireless efforts begin to change the course of history, pushing the whole of the continent toward a new future. And why did the selfish princess have a change of heart, you ask? Simple—she didn’t. She’s just terrified of the guillotine. They hurt like hell, and Mia hates pain more than work.
Nozomu Mochitsuki launched the novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in August 2018, and TO Books began publishing the novels in print with illustrations by Gilse in June 2019. TO Books published the first volume of Mizu Morino‘s manga adaptation in January 2020. The manga is ongoing.
Sources: anime’s website, MoCa News