Isekai Light Novel The Grand Cleric Gets An Anime Adaptation
Broccoli Lion’s isekai slice-of-life light novel seriess The Great Cleric gets an anime adaptation. The format for the adaptation is a television anime, but no further details have been revealed. The author’s commentary is available:
The Grand Cleric celebrates the decision to make an anime.
As the author of the original work, I would like to thank everyone involved with The Great Cleric and its readers.
Since I started writing the story, it’s been released as a book, then a comic, and now an anime… We hope you’ll continue to support Luciel-kun as he works hard to stay positive.
Like many other light novels, The Great Cleric (Seija Muso) was first published on Shosetsuka ni Naro’s website. It was acquired by Micro Magazine in 2016 and published under their GC Novels imprint with illustrations by Sime. A manga adaptation by Hiiro Akikaze is being serialized on Niconico’s Suiyobi no Sirius platform. Light novel illustrator Sime and manga artist Hiiro Akikaze both drew celebratory artwork to commemorate the announcement:
Kodansha’s Vertical has licensed the manga in English, while J-Novel Club publishes the light novel. JNC describes the plot as follows:
One moment a certain employee is over the moon, that promotion finally within his reach, and the next day he is crushed by pain, and that’s all she wrote. Luckily for him, fate had a bit more to say. A world of magic, monsters, and other life-shortening entities await his newly reincarnated self for a second chance at life. With nothing but his past life experiences and sharp business skills to guide him through the foreign lands of Galdardia, he takes the name Luciel and swears that his (next) demise will only be old age. And what better way to avoid (another) gruesome death, than by taking a nice, cushy job as a healer? But getting along in another world is neither easy nor cheap. It will take a lot of blood, sweat and tears to hone the skills he needs to make his way. But do it, he will… or die (again) trying!
Source: Comic Natalie
Featured Image: The Great Cleric, Volume 1 © Broccoli Lion, Sime / Micro Magazine