The legendary Jeanne d’Arc returns, once more.
Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account for Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc to Renkin no Kishi (Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemy Knights) opened their doors. The site includes the show’s main cast and crew, as well as a teaser trailer and key visual.
We break the details down below:
The 45-second promo introduces Jeanne, from offering an abbreviated chronicle of her tragic past, and growth into a warrior.
The visual features Jeanne d’Arc, clad in her battle gear and hoisting a massive spear as she stands before a burning church.
Shin Itagaki (Berserk (2016), Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter) will direct Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc to Renkin no Kishi at AXsiZ, with Jouji Sawada (Golden Kids) providing character designs. Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Ninja Nonsense) is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Taku Iwasaki
- Sound Director: Ryousuke Naya
The series will star the following:
- Montmorency: Ryota Ohsaka
- Jeanne d’Arc: Yuko Ōno
- Philip: Yūki Takada
- Astaroth: Hisako Tōjō
- Richemont: Manami Numakura
- Charlotte: Saori Ōnishi
- La Hire: Shizuka Ishigami
Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below:
The series will hit Japanese TV in October.
Mikage Kasuga’s Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemy Knights light novel series made its debut under Shueisha’s Dash x Bunko imprint in April 2016. The series features illustrations by Tomari Meron. Three volumes have been released to date, with the most recent hitting stores in April.
Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemy Knights is set in 15th century France, during the Hundred Years’ War against England. The series revolves around Montmorency, a son of a noble who attends an academy for knights. It’s here that he studies alchemy and magic. When France falls at Agincourt, though, the young man is forced to flee as the school is shut down. As he makes his escape, Montmorency encounters a miraculous young lady known only as “Jeanne.”