Alderamin on the Sky

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Alderamin on the Sky
Alderamin on the Sky, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first light novel.
ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン
(Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyō no Aruderamin)
GenreMilitary history, Fantasy[1]
Light novel
Written byBokuto Uno
Illustrated bySanbasō, Ryūtetsu
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicMale
ImprintDengeki Bunko
Original runJune 10, 2012August 10, 2018
Volumes14 (List of volumes)
Manga
Illustrated byTaiki Kawakami
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicSeinen
ImprintDengeki Comics
MagazineDengeki Maoh
Original runMay 27, 2014May 27, 2017
Volumes7 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byTetsuo Ichimura
Produced byNobuhiro Nakayama
Yasutaka Kurosaki
Jun Fukuda
Yukihiro Ito
Yuki Yoshida
Written byShōgo Yasukawa
Music byKeiji Inai
StudioMadhouse
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, KBS, Sun TV, TV Aichi, BS Fuji, AT-X
Original run July 9, 2016 September 30, 2016
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
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Alderamin on the Sky (ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン, Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyō no Aruderamin, lit. "Wind-Up Spirit Chronicles: Alderamin on the Sky") is a Japanese light novel series, written by Bokuto Uno and illustrated by Sanbasō (volumes 1-5) and Ryūtetsu (volume 6-14) between 2012 and 2018. A manga based on the series, written by Taiki Kawakami, is published in Dengeki Daioh. An anime adaptation produced by Madhouse and directed by Tetsuo Ichimura aired from July 9 to September 30, 2016

Characters[edit]

Ikta Solork (イクタ・ソローク, Ikuta Sorōku)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto,[2] MAO (childhood) (Japanese); Joel McDonald (Adult),[3] Terri Doty (childhood) (English)
Spirit: Light Spirit Kus Voiced by: Eri Suzuki (Japanese); Clifford Chapin (English)[3]
Even though Ikta is an extremely intelligent war strategist, he abhors war and despises being assigned as a soldier, due to what happened to his father Bada Sankrei. He is quite frank and has no trouble voicing his opinions (which are usually pessimistic but truthful), however aggravating it may be. Slothful by nature, he has a habit of ending battles in the most convenient way possible. He enjoys chasing after older women, primarily Haroma, and hates handsome men.
Yatorishino Igsem (ヤトリシノ・イグセム, Yatorishino Igusemu)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda[2] (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (Adult),[3] Alison Viktorin (childhood) (English)
Spirit: Flame Spirit Shia Voiced by: Haruka Yamazaki
Due to a deal made between her and Ikta, both have become companions since their academy days. She has bright red hair. She wields a sword and a main gauche when fighting, though she uses the parrying dagger in a much more offensive style. She is extremely loyal to the Kingdom and will immediately attack Ikta should he overstep his bounds while complaining about the kingdom to a higher up.
Chamille Kitra Katvarnmaninik (シャミーユ・キトラ・カトヴァンマニニク, Shamīyu Kitora Katovanmaniniku)
Voiced by: Inori Minase[2] (Japanese); Megan Shipman (English)[3]
Third princess of the imperial family. She joins Ikta's group after he rescues her from drowning. She understands how intelligent Ikta is and how he hides it with his laziness. She holds him in high regard, not just for his intelligence but for his outspoken personality as well, something many lack. She hates how the country is in the latter part of its decline and she wants to destroy it, so it can start over again. She enlists Ikta's help for this as all the others either lack the intelligence, like Torway or Matthew, or are too loyal to the country to destroy it even if it's for the better, like Yatorishino.
Torway Remion (トルウェイ・レミオン, Toruwei Remion)
Voiced by: Ryōsuke Kanemoto[2] (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)[3]
Spirit: Wind Spirit Safi
An academy graduate who meets Ikta and the others on the ship before the exam. He is revealed to be extremely proficient with guns, and can easily hit a target from afar. However he cannot hit a close up target as he cannot view them objectively. Ikta suggests that he pick off the enemy from far as possible so that he cannot see them clearly enough to view them as human, which works very well. Torway loves to nickname people, usually his male friends, even though Ikta is really against it. He uses an air spirit.
Matthew Tetdrich (マシュー・テトジリチ, Mashū Tetojirichi)
Voiced by: Junji Majima[2] (Japanese); Shawn Gann (English)[3]
Spirit: Wind Spirit Tsuu
Ikta's and Yatorishino's classmate in the academy. The three meet each other again in the ship heading for the army exam. His family, Tetdrich, is part of a minor noble family that has a low recognition. He desires to make his family better known. Since Yatorishino and Torway are part of more recognized noble families he sees them as great rivals and often compares himself to them, hoping to beat them one day. He often engages in chess games with all the characters in an attempt to improve his ability of thinking strategically.
Haroma Becker (ハローマ・ベッケル, Harōma Bekkeru)
Voiced by: Haruka Chisuga[2] (Japanese); Leah Clark (English)[3]
Spirit: Water Spirit Miru
A nurse who meets Ikta and the others on the ship before their army exam. She is considered very beautiful by Ikta who often flirts with her, which leaves her flustered. She has four younger brothers as stated by her, whom she wants to take care of. She wants to be a nurse in the army, and often takes care of the group.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

Bokuto Uno began publishing the light novels with illustrations by Sanbasō under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint in June 2012.[1][4] After Sanbasō began suffering from poor health, Ryūtetsu took over illustrating the series, starting with the sixth novel.[1]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 June 10, 2012[5]ISBN 978-4-04-886559-3
2 November 10, 2012[6]ISBN 978-4-04-886988-1
3 April 10, 2013[7]ISBN 978-4-04-891533-5
4 September 10, 2013[8]ISBN 978-4-04-891906-7
5 March 8, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-04-866437-0
6 October 10, 2014[10]ISBN 978-4-04-869011-9
7 March 10, 2015[11]ISBN 978-4-04-869336-3
8 October 10, 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-04-865456-2
9 April 9, 2016[13]ISBN 978-4-04-865879-9
10 July 9, 2016[14]ISBN 978-4-04-892196-1
11 November 10, 2016[15]ISBN 978-4-04-892471-9
12 July 7, 2017[16]ISBN 978-4-04-893219-6
13 December 9, 2017[17]ISBN 978-4-04-893517-3
14 August 10, 2018[18]ISBN 978-4-04-893962-1

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation by Taiki Kawakami began serialization in the July 2014 issue of ASCII Media Works imprint Dengeki Comics' seinen manga magazine Dengeki Maoh on May 27, 2014.[1][19]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 October 10, 2014[20]ISBN 978-4-04-866915-3
2 March 10, 2015[21]ISBN 978-4-04-869237-3
3 October 10, 2015[22]ISBN 978-4-04-865435-7
4 March 10, 2016[23]ISBN 978-4-04-865843-0
5 July 9, 2016[24]ISBN 978-4-04-892137-4
6 December 10, 2016[25]ISBN 978-4-04-892509-9
7 June 9, 2017[26]ISBN 978-4-04-892973-8

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation was announced at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 on October 4, 2015.[1] The adaptation was later revealed to be a television series in the December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine on October 26, 2015.[27] A trailer for the series was released during the Dengeki Bunko Haru no Saiten 2016 event on March 13, 2016.[28]

The series is directed by Tetsuo Ichimura and written by Shogo Yasukawa, with animation by the studio Madhouse. Kunio Katsuki provided the character designs for the anime, while Yoshikazu Iwanami served as the series' sound director.[29][30] Keiji Inai composed the music for the anime.[28] The opening theme is "Tenkyō no Alderamin" (天鏡のアルデラミン, "Alderamin on the Sky") by Kisida Kyoudan & The Akebosi Rockets, while the ending theme is "nameless" by Kano.[4][31]

The series aired from July 9, 2016[a] to September 30, 2016 on Tokyo MX. It then aired on KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS Fuji on July 11, and on AT-X on July 12.[32][33] Crunchyroll simulcast the series on their website.[34] The anime was released across seven Blu-ray & DVD volumes.[35] The anime is licensed in North America by Crunchyroll and distributed by Funimation,[36] who provided an English dub of the series.[37]

Episode list[edit]

No. Official English title[b]
Original Japanese title[38]
Original air date[39]
1"A Stormy Encounter"
"Arashi no Kaikō" (Japanese: 嵐の邂逅)
July 9, 2016 (2016-07-09)
2"An Unwanted Medal of Honor"
"Fuhon'i naru Hōshō" (Japanese: 不本意なる褒賞)
July 16, 2016 (2016-07-16)
3"The Knights of the High-Level Officer's School"
"Kōtō Shikan Gakkō no Kishi-dan" (Japanese: 高等士官学校の騎士団)
July 23, 2016 (2016-07-23)
4"Watchdogs of the Spirit Tree"
"Eireiju no Banken-tachi" (Japanese: 永霊樹の番犬たち)
July 30, 2016 (2016-07-30)
5"Two in One"
"Futari de Hitotsu" (Japanese: 二人でひとつ)
August 6, 2016 (2016-08-06)
6"At the Base of the Stairs of God"
"Kami no Kizahashi no Fumoto Nite" (Japanese: 神の階の麓にて)
August 13, 2016 (2016-08-13)
7"The Northern Katjvarna Rebellion"
"Katovāna Hokuiki Dōran" (Japanese: カトヴァーナ北域動乱)
August 20, 2016 (2016-08-20)
8"Some Day, for the Third Time"
"Itsuka san-dome ni" (Japanese: いつか三度目に)
August 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)
9"The Fate of a Small Reputation"
"Sasayakana menboku no yukue" (Japanese: ささやかな面目の行方)
September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
10"La Saia Alderamin"
"Ra saia aruderamin" (Japanese: ラ • サイア • アルデラミン)
September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
11"Lazy vs. Unsleeping"
"Jōtai VS fumin" (Japanese: 常怠VS不眠)
September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
12"Ghost Hunter"
"Bōrei o karu mono" (Japanese: 亡霊を狩るもの)
September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23)
13"In a Twilight Empire"
"Tasogare no teikoku nite" (Japanese: たそがれの帝国にて)
September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)

Reception[edit]

In 2014, the light novels ranked at number ten on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! list of top 10 light novels.[40]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The broadcast date for the first episode is listed as July 8, 2016 at 25:05, which is the same as July 9 at 1:05.[32]
  2. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Alderamin on the Sky Anime Casts Nobuhiko Okamoto, Risa Taneda, Inori Minase". Anime News Network. December 9, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Funimation Premieres Alderamin on the Sky English Dub, Announces Cast". Anime News Network. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
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  22. ^ ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミンⅢ [Alderamin on the Sky III]. ASCII Media Works (in Japanese). Retrieved June 10, 2016.
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  25. ^ 天鏡のアルデラミンVI [Alderamin on the Sky VI]. ASCII Media Works (in Japanese). Retrieved December 10, 2016.
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  32. ^ a b "Alderamin on the Sky TV Anime Premieres on July 8". Anime News Network. June 10, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
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  35. ^ "Blu-ray&DVD".
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