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A new, highly-anticipated anime TV series Granbelm is scheduled to be aired from July 2019 in Japan. Two of the main creators from the popular Anime Franchise Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Masaharu Watanabe, the director, and Shinichirou Otsuka, who designed the original characters and draws the illustrations for the original novels, are working together again for Granbelm. The project welcomes Jukki Hanada as the chief scriptwriter, who is one of the leading scriptwriters in the Japanese animation industry and is famous for many hit anime series such as STEINS;GATE, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Love Live!, No Game No Life, and so on. The animation production studio is Nexus.

Introduction to the story

Almost 1000 years has passed since all magic powers disappeared across a world and magic is completely gone from the memories of people.

In such a world, a bright and cheerful high school student Mangetsu Kohinata*1 is spending her daily life positively, but also with some anxiety in her mind. “I have nothing in particular…” She hankers to have something special that only she can do.

At a full-moon night, the moon looks bigger than ever, and Mangetsu meets a girl named Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami*2, who also has “a name of the moon” in her name. It is also her first encounter with “Armanox”, the magic doll.

Mangetsu’s gears of fate now start to turn with a creaking sound…

*1: “Mangetsu” means “Full moon” in Japanese.
*2: “Shingetsu” means “New moon” in Japanese.

Official Visual

Key Visual


Mangetsu Kohinata / Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami / Anna Fugo / Nene Rin

Suishou Hakamada / Rosa / Kibou Kohinata

Kuon Tsuchimikado / Nana Rin / Mimi Rin

Claire Fugo / Sasha / Shisui Tsuchimikado


Mangetsu’s Armanox / Shingetsu’s Armanox / Anna’ Armanox

Nene’s Armanox / Suishou’s Armanox / Rosa’s Armanox

Kuon’s Armanox

Main Staff

Autor: ProjectGRANBELM
Director: Masaharu Watanabe
Original character designer: Shinichirou Otsuka
Chief scriptwriter: Jukki Hanada
Character designer: Takashi Imanaka
Armanox designer: Jimmy Stone
Music composer: Kenichiro Suehiro
Producer: infinite
Animation Production: Nexus

Shots from the first official trailer

Shots from the first episode


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