Overlap introduced on Thursday that Doufu Mayoi and Kurogin‘s Black Summoner (Kuro no Shōkanshi) gentle novel collection is inspiring a tv anime collection that may premiere this 12 months.

J-Novel Club has licensed each the novels and the manga adaptation, and is releasing each in English digitally. The firm describes the story:

Waking up in a wierd new place with no reminiscence of his previous life, Kelvin learns that he is bartered away these very reminiscences in alternate for highly effective new skills throughout his current transmigration. Heading out into an entire new world as a Summoner — along with his first Follower being the very goddess who introduced him over! — Kelvin begins his new life as an adventurer, and it is not lengthy earlier than he discovers his hidden disposition as a battle junkie. From the Black Knight of the Ancient Castle of Evil Spirits to the demon inside the Hidden Cave of the Sage, he revels within the struggle towards one formidable foe after one other. Join this OP adventurer in an exhilarating and epic saga as he and his allies carve their manner into the annals of historical past!

The anime’s forged consists of:

Kouki Uchiyama as Kelvin

Manaka Iwami as Efil

Reina Ueda as Melfina

Yoshimasa Hiraike ( Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Sketchbook ~full colour’S~, AKB0048) is directing the anime at Satelight, and likewise overseeing the collection scripts. Miwa Oshima (Ao-chan Can’t Study!, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) is designing the characters for animation.

Mayoi started serializing the unique story within the Shōsetsuka ni Narō web site in October 2014, the place it’s nonetheless ongoing. Overlap launched the primary print quantity with illustrations by Kurogin (DIGS) in June 2016, and it’ll launch the sixteenth quantity on February 25.

Gin Ammo launched the manga adaptation of the novels in Overlap’s Comic Gardo web site in January 2018, and Overlap will publish the manga’s twelfth compiled guide quantity on February 25.

J-Novel Club launched the seventh novel quantity on January 11, and the fifth manga quantity on January 26.

Source: Black Summoner anime’s Twitter account