2024 TV Anime Adaptation of Failure Frame Light Novels by Seven Arcs, SynergySP
The light novel series by Kaoru Shinozaki, entitled Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (also known as Hazure Waku no “Jōtai Ijō Skill” de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Jūrin Suru made), will be transformed into a TV anime set to air on the TBS network and other broadcasters later this year.
Publisher Seven Seas has obtained the rights to both the light novel series and its manga rendition. The plot is summarized thusly:
Touka Mimori and his fellow students find themselves unexpectedly thrown into a fantastical world, summoned by the reigning deity to act as its champions. The silver lining? Nearly all the students develop extraordinary abilities upon their arrival! The downside? Mimori finds himself at the very bottom of the hierarchy, labeled an E-rank. Peeved, the goddess chucks him into a dungeon to meet his end – only to discover that Mimori’s skills are not so much ineffective as they are unusual. Unusual, and potentially extremely powerful!
Anime director Michio Fukuda (known for his work on Terraformars Revenge and Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital) will be taking the helm of the anime venture at Seven Arcs, collaborating with
Synergy SP. Yasuhiro Nakanishi (best known for Kaguya-sama: Love is War and My Romantic Comedy With Yamada-kun at Lv999) will be tasked with writing the series scripts. Kana Hashidate will be in charge of character design and chief animation, and Tatsuhiko Saiki will be crafting the music for the show. The additional staff on the project include:
- LO Supervisor: Kenji Masuda
- Creature Designer: Yasuhiro Moriki, Kōichi Usami
- Prop Designer: Goichi Iwahata, Noritaka Suzuki
- World Designer: Kio Edamatsu
- Color Manager: Sōdai Fukura
- Photography Director: Shintaro Nakamura
- Art Supervisor: Akihiro Hirasawa
- Art Director: Yōko Nakao
- 3D CG Director: Kotaro Sasaki
- Audio Director: Nobuyuki Abe
- Sound Production: Dax Production
- Music Production: Nichion
KWKM, the original illustrator of the novels, commemorated the anime announcement with a special illustration:
The light novel was first published on the Overlap platform Comic Gardo in July 2018. The 11th compilation book, with artwork by KWKM, was released in Japan on June 25 of this year. The manga adaptation kicked off on Comic Gardo in July 2019, and its eighth volume was launched in Japan this past June 25.