The manga Quality Assurance in Another World (a.k.a.Kono Sekai wa Fukanzen Sugiru in Japanese) is being turned into an anime! Kodansha just revealed this news today, and shared a one-minute long trailer with the announcement.
It will still be a while before we’ll be watching this anime, though. As of now, it’s scheduled to come out sometime in spring of 2024.
The anime is being made at 100Studio and Studio Palette, with Kei Umabiki — known for working on the second season of ClassicaLoid — helming the project as the director. The scripts are being written by Shogo Yasukawa, whose background is in the franchise Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma as well as Hyperdimension Neptunia. Yasukawa is additionally overseeing the scripts. Credit for the anime’s character design goes to Shigeo Akahori, who has done sub character design on Record of Ragnarok.
We also received a little information on the cast: Kaito Ishikawa will play Haga and Hinaki Yano will play Nikola.
The original manga by Masamichi Sato began publication in 2020 on the Comic Days service from Kodansha. So far eight volumes of the manga have been published in Japan, with the ninth volume scheduled to come out next month, on April 12. Kodansha USA Publishing is behind licensing the manga for an English release in America. It gave this description of the plot:
“Nikola is just a village girl working at the inn…until the day dragons invade, and she meets Haga, a scholar of everything around him. He’s a part of an elite society called ‘Seeker,’ created to address a series of maladies plaguing their usually peaceful world. But both Nikola and Haga have secrets they hide…ones that will change each other’s very existence…”
Is this an anime adaptation you’d be interested in seeing next year?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.