Crunchyroll Announces 'Radiant' License, October Release

Tony Valente's Radiant has made major waves in Japan for being one of the first outside region manga series to hit it big over there. The series, originally released in French, is going to make even more waves when it gets a full anime adaptation.

Crunchyroll announced at Anime Expo that they have licensed the series, and will begin the series simulcast in October.

The Radiant anime series will be directed by Seiji Kishi for Studio Lerch, series composition will be handled by Makoto Uezu, character designs will be taken care of by Nozomi Kawano, and the music for the series will be overseen by Masato Koda. The currently announced voice cast for the series includes Yumiri Hanamori, Aoi Yuuki, Shintarou Oohata, and Romi Park in unconfirmed roles.

Studio Lerche will adapt the series into an anime project with a planned release later this year. There are currently 8 volumes of the series currently available in France, with six months to a year between each one. For those unfamiliar withRadiant, the groundbreaking French manga by Tony Valente is described as such:


“Seth is an aspiring sorcerer from the Pompo Hills area. Like all wizards, he is an “infected,” one of the few living beings who survived the contact of the Nemesis—creatures fallen from the sky that contaminate and decimate all those they touch. Being immune to them, Seth wants to become a Hunter and fight the Nemesis. But more than that, Seth wants to engage in a quest that goes beyond the simple hunt for monsters. He wants to find the Radiant, their presumed cradle. Aided by a faction of fellow sorcerers, he travels the world in search of the Radiant, under the harsh scrutiny of the Inquisition.“

Although the anime's reveal at the panel didn't elicit to excited of a response from fans in attendance at Anime Expo, the series has been sparking fire online as curiousity for the series' ability to cross regions has piqued the interest of many anime fans. Tony Valente's Radiant is certainly going to catch the eye of many shonen anime fans as the Fall approaches and more is seen of it through trailers and other promo videos.