Director and mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori has been active in the anime industry for 40 years, from Macross to Aquarion and beyond. That lengthy career is about to be celebrated in style in the form of a new anime feature film adaptation of Fuji&gumi Games’ For Whom the Alchemist Exists smartphone game.
The game itself has been around since 2016, and has been downloaded over eight million times throughout the world. Masanori Takahashi (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace) directs the adaptation, with Toshizo Nemoto (Macross Delta) handling the script at anime studio Satelight. Shoji Kawamori is on board as general director after previously working on the game’s anime cinematics.
Leading the cast is Inori Minase (Re:ZERO‘s Rem) as protagonist Kasumi Nagasaka, an ordinary high school girl who finds herself whisked away to the continent of Babel. Other cast members include Ryota Ohsaka, Ai Furihata, Natsuki Hanae, Kaito Ishikawa, Yui Horie, Hitomi Nabatame, Yuuma Uchida, Asami Imai, Saori Hayami, Takuya Eguchi, Lynn, and Jun Fukuyama.
Check out a teaser trailer and visual: