North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have confirmed their acquisition of Le Fruit de la Grisaia (Also known as Grisaia no Kajitsu / グリザイアの果実), an adaptation of Front Wing’s 2011 visual novel of the same name. This is a brand new anime series which will begin airing in Japan this month, and internationally via video-on-demand services as a simulcast.
This psychological drama series is directed by Tensho (KINMOZA!, Tears to Tiara) with series composition by Hideyuki Kurata (OreImo, The World God Only Knows), music by Elements Garden (Bodacious Space Pirates, Kamigami no Asobi), character designs by Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari, Hoshizora Kiseki) and animation production by 8 Bit (Infinite Stratos, Tokyo Ravens).
As you would expect, Le Fruit de la Grisaia will be released first via video-on-demand services, then followed by a home video release, likely in late-2015 if not 2016.
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.