North American licensing company Sentai Filmworks has announced on Friday that they have acquired psychological drama anime Le Fruit de la Grisaia.
The series is set to be available in selected digital outlets soon, while home video released will be announced on a later date.
Mihama Academy is less of a school and more of a prison. With a massive wall surrounding all sides, this private academy is both protected and isolated from the outside world. But while Mihama Academy may not seem appealing to your average student, it is a safe haven for those looking to hide from the various cruelties that life has dealt them. One such student is the stoic Yuji Kazami, whose closest shot at leading an ordinary high school life lies only within the walls of Mihama. But when Yuji transfers to this untraditional establishment he finds that his chance at “normal” may be further than he thought. As the first male in a school with only five female students, Yuji’s arrival threatens to disrupt the carefully crafted illusion of daily life at Mihama. And as Yuji begins to adapt to life in his new surroundings he soon learns that behind the innocent faces of his classmates hide secrets that are nearly as dark as Yuji’s own. (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)
Le Fruit de la Grisaia is an anime adaptation of a is a Japanese adult visual novel by Front Wing, with character designs by Fumio and Monogatari series illustrator Akio Watanabe. The visual novel was first released on Windows in February 2011.
Kinmoza! Kiniro Mosaic director Tensho is directing the anime adaptation, while The World God Only Knows series scriptwriter Hideyuki Kurata is handling the series composition. Character designs were also handled by Watanabe, which is produced by anime studio 8-bit.
The cast are lead by Takahiro Sakurai (Suzaku Kururugi, Code Geass series) as Yuuji Kazami, Hiroko Taguchi (Haruna Yuuki, Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku) as Amane Suou, and Ryouko Tanaka (Yahiro Ifukube, Yosuga no Sora) as Yumiko Sakaki.
The series premieres on Sunday, October 05, on Japanese broadcaster Tokyo MX.
SOURCE: Sentai Filmworks