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Knight's & Magic

Summary

A Japanese mecha otaku ends up tragically dying in a car accident, but unbeknownst to those of that world: his soul is resurrected into another!
Although he lacks memories of his former life on Earth, he begins to regain them gradually, remembering even his past wishes.
Taking on the alias of Ernesti “Eru” Echevarria, he is thrust into the fight of this new world of magic and science. Befriending the mysterious siblings Archid Olter and Adeltrud Olterow, he now has his sights aimed on “Silhouette Knights”, which are huge humanoid weapons he’d only dreamed of piloting before! Surrounded by these alien technologies, join him on his journey to become a “Knight Runner”, the pilots of those devastatingly strong mechs.

Background

Hisago Amazake-no began publishing Knight's & Magic (Japanese: ナイツ&マジック) as a web novel on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website on October 16, 2010. As of September 22, 2016, seven novels have been published, comprising a total of 107 chapters. Publisher Shufunotomo acquired the series for print publication, and published the first volume with illustrations by Kurogin under their Hero Bunko imprint in January 2013. Six volumes have been released as of March 2016. Artist Takuji Katō began serializing a manga adaptation of the novels in Square Enix's seinen manga magazine Young Gangan on April 15, 2016. The anime adaptation will debut this Summer 2017.

Broadcast Information

The anime adaptation was announced via a wraparound band on the first volume of the manga on September 24, 2016. The anime will premiere on July 2nd, 2017 on TOKYO MX, KBS東部, Sun Television, BS11, and AT-X.
The series is being directed by Yusuke Yamamoto of 8Bit Studio, while Michiko Yokote is writing the scripts and Masato Kōda is composing the music. Fhána will perform the opening theme song "Hello!MyWorld!!", and Ayaka Ohashi will perform the ending theme song "You & I".

Staff

  • Director/Character Design: Yuusuke Yamamoto (Sergeant Frog, Welcome to the NHK!, Ranma 1/2)
  • Series Composition: Michiko Yokote (Gintama, .hack//, Nabari no Ou)
  • Animation: 8bit (IS: Infinite Stratos, Macross F, Grisaia no Meikyuu)
  • Music: Masato Kouda (Chain Chronicle, KonoSuba, Arpeggio of Blue Steel)
  • Character Design: Kenichiro Katsura (Macross 7, To Heart 2, Utawarerumono)
  • Sound Director: Aketagawa Jin (Air Gear, Arslan Senki, Tales of Symphonia)

Cast

Rie Takahashi as Ernesti “Eru” Echevarria

  • Fate/Grand Order (as Mash Kyrielight)
  • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (as Megumin)
  • Keijo!!!!!!!!! (as Rin Rokudou)

Ayaka Ohashi as Adeltroot "Adi" Alter

  • The iDOLM@STER (as Uzuki Shimamura)
  • Eureka Seven AO (as Fleur Blanc)
  • Garo: Guren no Tsuki (as Kaguya)

Shinsuke Sugawara as Archid “Chid” Alter

  • Flying Witch (as Kei Kuramoto)
  • Lostorage incited WIXOSS (as Shouhei Shirai)

Main Characters

Ernesti “Eru” Echevarria

He is studious and quiet yet hardworking and devoted. Not only is he mature, he is also quite protective of his friends. He devotes himself to studying and can be quite brave, evident from challenging a Behemoth alone. He is troubled by his short stature and feminine appearance that led to people hugging him. He is usually composed and quiet, but displays excitement whenever Silhouette Knights are mentioned. He can also be quite hardheaded, which is evident when he skips his main educational classes to attend classes about Silhouette Knights. His goal is to create a Silhouette Knight and become its pilot.

Adeltroot "Adi" Alter

She is Ernesti's friend and Chid's twin sister.
She is cheerful and active. She Is also unknowingly in love with Eru and adores him. She loves cute things, especially Eru and hugs him on a daily basis. Skilled in battle.
Unlike Chid who specializes in power, she specializes more on intrinsic control.

Archid “Chid” Alter

He is Ernesti's friend and Ady's twin brother.
He is kind and laid back. He can perceive certain situations and be quite reckless. He is blunt most of the time and cares deeply for Adeltrud and his friends. He knows when to back down and very brave. He follows Eru most of the time and considers him his mentor. He shows great fortitude, especially when he stood against Baltsar and beats him. He prefers to use raw power. However, he is also quite good at techniques, although not as good as Eru and Ady.

Side Characters

Celestina "Tina" Echevarria (played by Sayaka Ohara)

A kind and loving mother to Eru.
She is patient and taught Eru how to use magic. She's also very understanding and worries at times about her son. Taking Eru’s girl-like figure into consideration, she feels very apologetic sometimes when Eru's height gets compared to her own and that he is the very image of her when she was young.

Lauri Echevarria (played by Masaru Ikeda)

He is Ernesti's grandfather and the principal of the Chivalry school Eru attends.
Lauri and the king were classmates. Because of this relationship, Lauri has held the post of a royal consultant in the past. Lauri eventually became a dean, and their friendship has continued till this day.

Dietrich "D" Cunitz (played by Kazuyuki Okitsu)

His abilities are top notch, but he tends to get nervous and loses his head easily over small issues; thus, his performance is inconsistent.

David Hepken (played by Atsushi Imaruoka)

A dwarf youth and the boss of the workshop.
He is in charge of the development and repairing of Silhouette Knights.

Edgar C. Blanche (played by Yasuaki Takumi)

The pilot of the white Earl Cumber-- he is an elite among the pilots.

Helvi Oberg (played by Shizuka Itou)

She is a piloting faculty student.

Batson Tendony (played by Natsumi Fujiwara)

A dwarf whom is a friend of Ernesti.

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