Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy

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Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy
Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover
月が導く異世界道中
(Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū)
GenreIsekai[1]
Novel series
Written byKei Azumi
Published by
Original run2012 – present
Light novel
Written byKei Azumi
Illustrated byMitsuaki Matsumoto
Published byAlphaPolis
DemographicMale
Original runMay 2013 – present
Volumes17 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written byKei Azumi
Illustrated byKotora Kino
Published byAlphaPolis
DemographicShōnen
Original run2015 – present
Volumes10 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byShinji Ishihira
Produced by
  • Airi Sawada
  • Cao Cong
  • Takumi Itou
  • Nao Ooji
  • Hiroyuki Aoi
  • Gaku Nakagawa
  • Hirotaka Kaneko
  • Hajime Maruyama
  • Teppei Oota
  • Yoshiteru Maeda
  • 野見山展[a]
Written byKenta Ihara
Music byYasuharu Takanashi
StudioC2C
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTokyo MX, MBS, BS NTV
English network
Original run July 7, 2021 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy (月が導く異世界道中, Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū, lit. "En Route to an Alternate World Guided by the Moon") is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Kei Azumi and illustrated by Mitsuaki Matsumoto. It began serialization online in 2012 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō, and it moved to the AlphaPolis website in 2016. It was also later acquired by AlphaPolis, who have published the series since May 2013. A manga adaptation with art by Kotora Kino has been serialized online via AlphaPolis' manga website since 2015. An anime television series adaptation by C2C aired from July to September 2021. A second season has been announced.

Characters[edit]

Makoto Misumi (深澄真, Misumi Makoto)
Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae[3] (Japanese); Dallas Reid[4] (English)
Makoto Misumi is the main protagonist of this series. He is one of three Earth dwellers who was summoned to the Goddess' World. Originally meant to be the only person to be sent to the other world as per the contract between his parents and the Goddess, due to her own preferences in beauty standards, she abandons and throws Makoto to the edge of her world into the Wasteland, while secretly kidnapping two other people from Earth and sending them to her world as Heroes. Tsukuyomi, the Moon God of Earth who worked as the middleman for the completion of the contract, helped Makoto and provided him with his blessing and told him to be free and live as he wishes to. In the Goddess' World, he is also known by the alias "Raidou Kuzunoha" (in WN/LN) or "Makoto Kuzunoha" (in Manga/Anime), a powerful merchant and skilled teacher.
Tomoe (, Tomoe)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[3] (Japanese); Monica Rial[4] (English)
Tomoe, previously known as the Invincible "Shen" (無敵"蜃しん", Muteki "Shin"), is one of the Greater Dragons, existing in the World of the Goddess. After an accident in which Makoto destroyed her shrine gate, she makes a pact with Makoto to learn more about the art of samurais. Her special ability is being able to use illusion mists to distort her opponents, as well as creating a Demiplane (fandom refers to it as Asora) which she uses as a meditating space. Tomoe later falls in love with Makoto, becoming one of his lovers.
Mio (, Mio)
Voiced by: Akari Kitō[3] (Japanese); Kara Edwards (English)
Mio, previously known as the Black Spider of Calamity (災害の黒蜘蛛, Saigai no Kuro Gumo), is a unique existence in the Goddess' World, having terrorized humans and demi-humans for centuries in spider form due to her endless hunger and need to satisfy it. She makes a pact with Makoto (without his permission) after being convinced by Tomoe. Mio is prone to easily getting worked up over the smallest slight; but feeding her will calm her down. Her special ability is being able to harness dark magic, an element which is able to swallow other forms of magic. She later falls in love with Makoto, becoming one of his lovers.
Shiki (, Shiki)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[3] (Japanese); Ben Balmaceda[4] (English)
Shiki (識しき), previously known as Larva, was a Lich who sought endless knowledge, in particular the path to becoming a Grant, hyumans who have travelled to other worlds, whether successfully or not. After some convincing from Makoto due to his desire to learn more about magic, he makes a pact with Makoto and is presently in servitude of Makoto Misumi.
Emma (エマ, Ema)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami[5] (Japanese); Tia Ballard[4] (English)
Emma is an orc who was saved by Makoto from a two-headed Liz while on her way to sacrificing herself to Shen (which later turned out to be a ploy set up by the demon race). After Makoto resolves the issue for her and the entire orc village, she becomes the secretary of Makoto Misumi and she acts as the Supervisor of the Demiplane.
Beren (ベレン)
Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji[5] (Japanese); Mark Stoddard (English)
Beren is an elder dwarf that Makoto Misumi met after Tomoe rescues him from the Black Spider of Calamity and is currently one of the blacksmiths of the Demiplane and the Kuzunoha Company.
Toa (トア)
Voiced by: Yurika Kubo[5] (Japanese); Skyler McIntosh (English)
Toa is an adventurer who came from Tsige to Zetsuya to look for her family's long lost dagger as well as to get stronger. Due to her failing to complete one of her quests, she fell into large amounts of debt and was forced to subject herself to prostitution (manga)/human magic experimentation (anime) by high-ranking adventurers in Zetsuya, before being rescued by Tomoe and Mio. Her face resembles that of Makoto's junior on Earth, named Hasegawa Nukumi, whom Makoto feels a certain affection towards.
Rinon (リノン)
Voiced by: Aiko Ninomiya[5] (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
Rinon is Toa's younger sister who was burdened with the responsibility to pay off her older sister's debt. She was forced into becoming a spy for the high-ranking adventurers of Zetsuya to spy on Makoto and his party.
The Goddess (女神, Megami)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda[5] (Japanese); Jennifer AuBuchon[4] (English)
The main villain of the story. She made deal with Makoto's parents to give them a life on earth in exchange for one of their future children to become the hero of their old world. However, because of her vain beauty preferences, the Goddess reneged on the deal; banishing Makoto to die, while kidnapping a weak-willed Otaku boy and a righteous, practical girl to serve the role instead.
Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (月読命)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno[5] (Japanese); Reagan Murdock[4] (English)
Tsukuyomi is a moon god who was responsible for summoning Makoto to the Goddess' world, as per the agreement made with his parents. After witnessing how Makoto was treated by the Goddess, he bestows all of his power onto Makoto and gives him the freedom to live how he wants in the Goddess' world.
Hazal (ハザル, Hazaru)
Voiced by: Yūki Shin[6] (Japanese); Bryson Baugus (English)
Louisa (ルイザ, Ruiza)
Voiced by: Yuna Kamakura[6]
Ranina (ラニーナ, Ranīna)
Voiced by: Saika Kitamori[6] (Japanese); Cassie Ewulu (English)
Patrick Rembrandt (パトリック・レンブラント, Patorikku Renburanto)
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue[7]
Morris (モリス, Morisu)
Voiced by: Masaharu Satō[7] (Japanese); R. Bruce Elliott (English)
Lime Latte (ライム・ラテ, Raimu Rate)
Voiced by: Taku Yashiro[7] (Japanese); Aaron Campbell (English)
Aqua (アクア, Akua)
Voiced by: Lynn (Japanese); Natalie Van Sistine (English)
Eris (エリス, Erisu)
Voiced by: Minami Tanaka (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)
Sofia Bulga (ソフィア・ブルガ, Sofia Buruga)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Morgan Garrett (English)
Lancer (ランサー, Ransā) / Mitsurugi (御剣, Mitsurugi)
Voiced by: Soma Saito (Japanese); Justin Briner (English)

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

The light novel is written by Kei Azumi and illustrated by Mitsuaki Matsumoto. It began serialization online in 2012 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō, and it moved to the AlphaPolis website in 2016. It was also later acquired by AlphaPolis, who have published seventeen volumes since May 2013.

No. Release date ISBN
1 May 28, 2013[8]978-4-4341-7953-2
2 October 3, 2013[9]978-4-4341-8369-0
3 February 4, 2014[10]978-4-4341-8860-2
4 June 2, 2014[11]978-4-4341-9324-8
5 February 10, 2015[12]978-4-4341-9771-0
6 May 30, 2015[13]978-4-4342-0673-3
7 September 3, 2015[14]978-4-4342-0960-4
8 December 12, 2015[15]978-4-4342-1315-1
8.5 March 28, 2016[16]978-4-4342-1772-2
9 July 29, 2016[17]978-4-4342-2262-7
10 November 30, 2016[18]978-4-4342-2683-0
11 March 31, 2017[19]978-4-4342-3157-5
12 July 31, 2017[20]978-4-4342-3597-9
13 November 30, 2017[21]978-4-4342-4023-2
14 April 5, 2018[22]978-4-4342-4446-9
15 October 30, 2020[23]978-4-4342-4921-1
16 June 30, 2021[24]978-4-4342-9005-3
17 September 30, 2021[25]978-4-4342-9400-6

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation with art by Kotora Kino has been serialized online via AlphaPolis' manga website since 2015 and has been collected in ten tankōbon volumes.

No. Release date ISBN
1 February 29, 2016[26]978-4-4342-1604-6
2 October 31, 2016[27]978-4-4342-2470-6
3 June 30, 2017[28]978-4-4342-3287-9
4 February 28, 2018[29]978-4-4342-4184-0
5 October 31, 2018[30]978-4-4342-5105-4
6 June 30, 2019[31]978-4-4342-5990-6
7 February 29, 2020[32]978-4-4342-7015-4
8 October 31, 2020[33]978-4-4342-8011-5
9 June 30, 2021[34]978-4-4342-9014-5
10 February 28, 2022[35]978-4-4342-9999-5

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on October 20, 2020. The series is animated by C2C and directed by Shinji Ishihira, with Kenta Ihara handling series' composition, Yukie Suzuki designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi composing the series' music. It aired from July 7 to September 22, 2021, on Tokyo MX and other channels.[5][3][36] Crunchyroll has acquired the license to the anime and will stream it worldwide excluding Asian territories.[37] Medialink has licensed the series in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and is streaming it on their Ani-One YouTube channel, but this series is only viewable in their YouTube channel with Ani-One Ultra Membership scheme.[38] The opening theme song, "Gamble", is performed by syudou while the ending theme song, "Beautiful Dreamer", is performed by Ezoshika Gourmet Club.[36] On April 27, 2022, Crunchyroll announced that the series will receive an English dub, which premiered the following day.[4]

After the series' final episode, a second season was announced.[39]

Episode list[edit]

No.Title [40][b]Directed by [c]Written by [c]Storyboarded by [c]Original air date [42]
1"Failed... Hero"
Transcription: "Yūsha... Shikkaku" (Japanese: 勇者...失格)
Kazunobu ShimizuKenta IharaShinji IshihiraJuly 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)[d]
Misumi Makoto is transported to another world to become a hero by the God Tsukuyomi. The other worlds Goddess deems Makoto too ugly and banishes him to her worlds Wasteland, infested with non-humans and monsters, giving him only the ability to understand all languages. Tsukuyomi intervenes, explaining in Japan Makoto's abilities were restricted by modern life, but in the new world he is quite powerful and free to do whatever he pleases. After wandering the Wasteland for three days Makoto saves a young Orc named Emma from a two headed wolf monster which he kills, discovering how strong he now is. Emma explains she was supposed to be a sacrifice to the God Shen to dispel the fog around her village so crops can grow. She takes him to her village where Makoto begins to learn magic. Makoto decides to destroy Shen, a giant dragon who uses the fog to create illusions. Shen traps Makoto inside an illusion of a happy memory but after examining his other memories becomes intrigued by his memories of Japan. Makoto breaks the illusion and is surprised when Shen offers to make a contract with him to become his familiar. Makoto agrees and they form a contract with Shen transforming into a busty samurai girl, looking forward to what Makoto will do in the future.
2"Black Spider of Disaster"
Transcription: "Saigai no Kuro Kumo" (Japanese: 災害の黒蜘蛛)
Yūshi SuzukiKenta IharaShinji IshihiraJuly 14, 2021 (2021-07-14)
Makoto discover Shen is obsessed with his memories of historical dramas and samurai. She teleports Makoto to the alternate dimension where she normally lives but finds it now resembles Japan's countryside. Makoto informs the orcs he defeated Shen who offers for the orcs to live in her dimension which is now ideal for farming. Shen continues watching Makoto's memories but demands they figure out how to build a television she can store his memories on. Makoto decides to discover more about his parents whom Tsukoyomi told him were born in this world before moving to Japan. Shen appears with an injured dwarf, explaining their dimension is being attacked by a spider called Black Disaster that is cursed with eternal hunger and consumes everything. Makoto manages to completely obliterate the spider but collapses as the spider regenerates. Shen tries to intervene but the spider suddenly declares the extreme violence has satisfied its masochistic hunger and she is determined to stay with Makoto forever. Shen suggests the spider also form a contract with Makoto to gain a human form and she agrees with Shen performing the ritual despite Makoto being unconscious. Makoto awakens and finds he has a new, similarly busty female servant who makes him slightly nervous.
3"Human Shock"
Transcription: "Hyūman Shokku" (Japanese: ヒューマンショック)
Ayaka TsujihashiKenta IharaShinji IshihiraJuly 21, 2021 (2021-07-21)
The dwarf is revealed to be Beren, an Elder Dwarf capable of crafting artifacts. Beren also move his village into Shen's dimension. Shen and the spider request personal names, so Makoto renames Shen Tomoe after Tomoe Gozen, and names the spider Mio. Makoto discovers while he was unconscious Tomoe and Mio went recruiting and his village is now populated by orcs, dwarves, mist lizards and alke spiders. Makoto returns to the normal world and finds a human village, but they attack him. Tomoe explains Makoto's magical aura is so strong the humans probably mistook him for a Demon Lord. Makoto spends months learning the human language and has the dwarves craft items to suppress his aura. Entering the human village posing as merchants they register at an Adventurers Guild. Tomoe and Mio break records by being four times as powerful as the next strongest adventurer, while Makoto, due to his suppressed aura, ranks Level One, weaker than a child. Tomoe learns a dragon she knew, Lancer, has been killed by an adventurer named Sofia Bulga. Makoto notices the price of commodities is unusually high and that people have begun following them. Tomoe prepares to foil a night attack on their wagon. While buying food Makoto and Mio are approached by a young girl.
4"Too Late"
Transcription: "Ato no Matsuri" (Japanese: あとのまつり)
Hiro ŌkiKenta IharaShinji IshihiraJuly 28, 2021 (2021-07-28)
The girl, Rinon, reveals her sister Toa disappeared. Tomoe confronts the thieves but kills three by accident and captures a fourth. Rinon sketches Toa and Makoto determines from the thief's memories their group are holding her captive and sends Mio and Tomoe to retrieve her. Makoto is concerned Toa resembles a girl named Hasegawa he knew in Japan. Mio and Tomoe locate Toa and her captor, Mils Ace, the current strongest adventurer. Rinon sneaks away and tells the thieves Makoto's wagon was full of expensive fruit but he has already sold it. The thieves insist she steal Makoto's gold to pay Toa's debts. Mils, the thieves secret leader, reveals a Demon Lord recently approached the city and had a bounty placed on its head, so he wants Mio and Tomoe to help hunt it, not realising the Demon Lord was Makoto. Rinon decides she can't steal from Makoto after he was so nice to her. Mio and Tomoe defeat Mils, his thieves and destroy part of the city competing to see who defeated the most enemies. Rinon reunites with Toa, who is identical to Hasegawa apart from her hair colour. Makoto praises Mio and Tomoe for rescuing Toa, but then violently blasts them back to the Wasteland to repent for foolishly destroying the entire human city.
5"The Greedy Wagon's Journey"
Transcription: "Yokubari Basha no Tabi" (Japanese: よくばり馬車の旅)
Yoshito HataKenta IharaShinji IshihiraAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)
Tomoe alters everyone's memories so the world believes a monster horde destroyed Zetsuya. As Zetsuya's guild was destroyed Makoto must re-register in Tsige, the next closest town. Makoto tricks Tomoe into training alone in the wilderness while he travels to Tsige with other adventurers. Mio and Makoto kill many monsters which Toa harvests for valuable parts, including rare Ruby Eye Ants. Re-registering in Tsige Makoto celebrates with adventurers Louisa the elven archer, Hazal the human alchemist and Ranina the dwarf Priest Knight. Makoto decides to sell the Ruby Eye's to the Rembrandt Trading Company but is warned by Toa Rembrandt has a bad reputation. Returning to his village Emma reports on their progress. The Alke are settling in the mountains, the dwarves have begun constructing buildings and the mist lizards clearing farmland while the Orc's have begun constructing Makoto a castle. Makoto worries Tomoe has been gone a long time. Makoto is given a merchants outfit by the dwarves to further suppress his aura, but his magic is too powerful and destroys the outfit. Makoto discovers magical ingredients grown in the demi-plane are more potent than normal. Makoto takes the Ruby Eye's to Rembrandt and finds the manager difficult to deal with.
6"The Melancholy of Handsome Middle-Aged Men"
Transcription: "Naisu Midoru no Yūutsu" (Japanese: ナイスミドルの憂鬱)
Kazunobu ShimizuKenta IharaShinji IshihiraAugust 11, 2021 (2021-08-11)
The manager, Patrick Rembrandt, is dismissive until he sees the Ruby Eyes and apologises. He happily reveals the Eyes make Ambrosia, a cure for his wife and daughters cursed by a witch. Makoto goes to register as a merchant and passes the written exam easily as it is basic middle school mathematics. The second test is to gather four dangerous items, but he takes advantage of a rule saying he can substitute items of equal value and substitutes the Ruby Ants. Makoto returns to the demiplane where he plans to set up a hidden portal to trick travelling merchants into thinking the demiplane is a hidden city, trade for demiplane items and then return home, creating a demand for demiplane products. Locating Tomoe with Mio Makoto realises Mio has become addicted to his memories of anime and children's cartoons. Tomoe and Mio are confused when Makoto chooses to sleep alone rather than pick one of them to have sex and decide they must come up with a seduction plan. Hazal agrees to Makoto's request to help brew the Ambrosia. An adventurer watches Makoto and decides to gather as many adventurers as he can to stop whatever Patrick is doing with Makoto.
7"Wondrous Medicine Production"
Transcription: "Hiyaku Seisei" (Japanese: 秘薬精製)
Yūsuke OnodaKenta IharaShinji IshihiraAugust 18, 2021 (2021-08-18)
Patrick secretly has the witch doctor who cursed his family killed. Hazal brews the ambrosia. Makoto is able to restrain Patrick's wife, Lisa, who has become a monster and Patrick successfully administers the ambrosia. Using this method they also cure Patrick's daughters. Makoto returns to Tomoe and Mio but they are attacked by the adventurer, Lime Latte, and his numerous allies. After defeating all 200 enemies Lime claims he only wanted a sleeping curse put on Lisa and her daughters as revenge for Patrick preventing adventurers who displeased him finding further work, many of whom later died on quests too dangerous for them to handle, and has no idea why the witch doctor actually cursed them into monsters. Lime apologises to Patrick, who decides to let him live, and Lime retires from adventuring. Tomoe, who had seen in Lime's memories that he sends his wages to the orphanage where he grew up, gives him a katana forged by the dwarves and hires him to spy for her. Meanwhile, despite his gratitude to Makoto, Patrick considers what to do about Makoto starting a competing trading company. Returning to the demiplane Emma informs Makoto yet another problem has arisen.
8"Demiplane Ranking"
Transcription: "Akū Rankingu" (Japanese: 亜空ランキング)
Yūshi SuzukiKenta IharaShinji IshihiraAugust 25, 2021 (2021-08-25)
The warriors in Makoto's village are depressed after training and Makoto learns it is his fault as during training he overwhelms them so completely they lose their self-confidence. He also realises the various species don't train with each other so he arranges weekly competitions, inspiring them to strengthen themselves and each other. Makoto, Mio and Tomoe re-register as adventurers and are immediately asked to train an adventurer to replace Lime Latte. Makoto chooses Toa and asks Tomoe to train her, though Tomoe is troubled as she knows Toa resembles the girl from Japan and worries Makoto misses his former life. Tomoe puts Toa and her team through a brutal training regime then tests their new abilities by ordering them to defeat a nest of 100 ape monsters, proving them the strongest adventuring team. Makoto decides to collect Ambrosia Flowers, the flowers eaten by the Ruby Ants that make their eyes valuable. He also decides to rent shop space from Patrick who realises Makoto wants to rent as buying would bring him to the attention of the Tsige kingdom who would ask him to spy on Patrick, which Makoto does not want to do. Patrick agrees to arrange a shop space for Makoto in a neutral city not allied to any kingdom.
9"Eat or Be Eaten"
Transcription: "Kuu ka Kuwareru ka" (Japanese: 喰うか喰われるか)
Ayumu UwanoKenta IharaShinji IshihiraSeptember 1, 2021 (2021-09-01)
The village throws a party to celebrate Makoto opening his trading company. Akine reveals they have located ambrosia flowers in the outside world but decided not to harvest any as they are protected by elves. Mio and Tomoe sense Makoto dying repeatedly during archery training. Tomoe deduces when Makoto clears his mind to focus on the target he unintentionally merges with the environment and dies for a split second, which feels to Tomoe and Mio like he has committed suicide. This has caused his mana to increase to God level. If it continues the Goddess who banished him to the Wasteland will see him as a rival and try to kill him. Makoto returns to the human world and is approached by a prostitute, so he is dragged away by the furious Mio and Tomoe. They declare they are tired of waiting for him to grow up and will have sex with him immediately. Makoto panics and flees through a portal. The dwarves forge more powerful mana suppressing equipment. Mio apologises for her and Tomoe's behaviour so Makoto invites her to help negotiate with the elves. Other adventurers also appear to steal the flower, one of whom is the prostitute, and causes the elves to attack immediately.
10"Hidden Ogre Village"
Transcription: "Oni no Kakurezato" (Japanese: 鬼の隠れ里)
Ayaka TsujihashiKenta IharaShinji IshihiraSeptember 8, 2021 (2021-09-08)
Makoto teleports the adventurers to the demiplane then makes peace with the elves, Aqua and Eris. Makoto meets Nilgistori and other elders. Nilgistori's son, Adono, is angry the barrier protecting the forest is weakening. Makoto meets Aqua and Eris’ master, Mondo, a powerful warrior. Mio suspects Mondo is possessed and overhears a telepathic conversation between Adono and an unknown person about demons. Later a spirit frees itself from Mondo's body and drains the life from Adono, killing him for associating with demons. Makoto identifies it as a Lich and captures it. Tomoe reveals she was the dragon who created the barrier at Nilgistori's request many years ago. The Lich explains he accidentally became a Lich while trying to become a Grant, a human that can freely travel between alternate worlds like a God. Tomoe reveals he has it the wrong way round, Grants aren't humans who could travel, they are normal humans who accidentally travelled and so earned the title of Grant. Realising he has wasted his entire life on an impossible goal the Lich happily accepts Tomoe's suggestion of forming a contract with Makoto and teaching him about magic. The adventurers decide to escape the demiplane. Forming a contract returns the Lich from a skeleton to a young and attractive man. A magical explosion occurs in the village causing Tomoe to collapse.
11"Goodbye"
Transcription: "Sayōnara" (Japanese: さようなら)
Hiro ŌkiKenta IharaShinji IshihiraSeptember 15, 2021 (2021-09-15)
Makoto and Lich are able to heal the injured. Makoto realises the explosion forced open the portal to the outside world. Examining the memory fragments of the prostitute Makoto sees that she and her comrades attempted to steal magical items and when guards intervened one of the rings full of Makoto's magic exploded, killing Tomoe's child fragment and an orc. Makoto follows and coldly kills the prostitute in revenge. After the funerals Makoto learns from Lich, now named Shiki, he was able to see the prostitutes memories because memory viewing is one of Tomoe's powers, a sign they trust each other implicitly, though this makes Mio jealous. Makoto orders walls constructed so that any adventurers who visit the demiplane to trade are kept separate from the village itself. Makoto visits Patrick who has arranged Makoto shop space in the neutral town of Rotsguard Academy. Makoto hopes to visit the academy to learn more about the world, the Goddess, and humans. As he may be gone a considerable time he takes only Shiki with him and gives Mio and Tomoe some more memories as gifts. As they prepare to teleport the Goddess suddenly locates Makoto and tampers with his teleportation, sending him to a distant battlefield where two demon warriors attack him and sever two of his fingers.
12"Guided by the Moon..."
Transcription: "Tsuki ga Michibiku..." (Japanese: 月が導く...)
Kazunobu ShimizuKenta IharaShinji IshihiraSeptember 22, 2021 (2021-09-22)
The two reveal they are Sofia Bulger and Mitsurugi, the strongest adventurer in the world and the Superior Dragon she became famous for supposedly killing. They explain they have joined the Demon Army to destroy humanity. Makoto removes all his mana suppressing equipment, overwhelming Mitsurugi with his magic and shattering Sofia's legendary sword. Makoto manages to teleport away, leaving Mitsurugi and Sofia alive who swears revenge. Patrick receives word of the army's destruction by a powerful mage, but doesn't realise it was Makoto. Shiki believes the Goddess used Makoto to destroy the army and may be watching them. Tomoe reveals she created another fragment named Komoe using Makoto's mana from a discarded ring and Mio is furious when Komoe calls Makoto "Papa". Makoto finally opens a shop which is an instant success and learns after he teleported away the demon and human armies did massive damage to each other and that two other Goddess summoned heroes took part in the battle. The village throws a feast to celebrate Makoto's shop and he decides his future looks bright, but the feast is interrupted by another fight between Mio and Tomoe, causing Makoto to change his mind that his immediate future is quite annoying.

Reception[edit]

The first season of the anime series has the highest overseas sales record among all Nippon TV anime.[44]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Unknown romanization
  2. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.[41]
  3. ^ a b c Information is taken from the ending credits of each episode.
  4. ^ This episode was pre-screened on July 2, 2021 on d Anime Store.[43]

References[edit]

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