The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Miku and U35's Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ (The Fruit of Evolution ~Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made~) light novel series began streaming the show's second promotional video on Wednesday. The video reveals that the anime will premiere in Japan on October 4, and will air on TV Tokyo, BS-TV Tokyo, and AT-X. The video also reveals that Tetsu Inada will play the role of Saria before "evolution."
The anime stars: (all character name romanizations are not official)
- Hiro Shimono as Seiichi Hiiragi
- Kana Hanazawa as Saria
- Marina Inoue as Artoria Gremm
- Tetsu Inada as Gassle Kroot
- Yūka Nishio as Eris McClain
- Rimi Nishimoto as Lulune
- Yoshino Nanjō as Karen Kannazuki
- Yōko Hikasa as Louise Balze
- Satomi Arai as Hitsuji-san
- Yurika Kubo as Origa Calmeria
Yoshiaki Okumura (Antique Bakery, Monsuno) is directing the anime at studios feel. and Children's Playground Entertainment. Hotline is in charge of production. Minami Eda is adapting U35's character designs for animation. Gigaemon Ichikawa (Duel Masters 2017-2019, GeGeGe no Kitarō 2018) is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Hifumi,inc. is composing the music.
Yoshino Nanjō will perform the opening theme song "Evolution:" and Poppin' Party will perform the ending theme song "Moonlight Walk."
The "animal fantasy" story centers on Seiichi Hiiragi. Though at the bottom of his school's social pecking order, he and his entire school are upended when everyone in the school is transported into another world. Seiichi finds himself alone and approached by a gorilla, who instead of attacking him, proposes to him. At the moment that Seiichi thinks that "I guess a gorilla is fine too," they find the Fruit of Evolution, and when they eat it, their lives are suddenly changed once again.
Miku began serializing the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website in January 2014, where it is still ongoing. Futabasha's Monster Bunko light novel label began publishing the novel in print in September 2014, with illustrations by U35 (Lapis Re:LiGHTs, Aquatrope of White Sand character designs). Sorano launched a manga adaptation of the novels on Futabasha's Web Comic Action manga website in September 2017.
Sources: Shinka no Mi anime's Twitter account, Comic Natalie