Kodansha announced on Friday that the light novel series I Shall Survive Using Potions! by FUNA will be adapted into a television anime set to premiere this year!
The anime will star:
- Rin Kusumi as Kaoru
- Tomoyo Takayanagi as Francette
- Moeka Koizumi as Emile
- Haruki Iwata as Belle
- Natsuki Kitagawa as Layette
J-Novel Club licensed the novels, and it describes the story:
One day, the supervisor in charge of watching over Earth was taking care of a distortion, when they made a mistake that caused Kaoru Nagase to lose her physical body. Not only that, but reincarnating her into a different, less culturally advanced world is the only thing they can offer to do for her. Not one to take this turn of events sitting down, Kaoru makes a demand: the power to create potions at any time she pleases, with whatever effect she wants it to have—and it doesn’t stop there either. She asks for a magical Item Box, the ability to understand and speak every language, and the same body she had back when she was a fifteen-year-old girl. Using her newfound powers, Kaoru has to try and make a stable life for herself in a whole new world!
The I Shall Survive Using Potions! series started as a web novel on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou (“Let’s Be Novelists”) website in 2015. In June 2017, Kodansha published the first volume of the light novel with illustrations by Sukima.
A manga adaptation of the series was created by Hibiki Kokonoe and launched on Kodansha’s Suiyōbi no Sirius online manga section on the Nico Nico Seiga website in June 2017. Kodansha has published nine volumes of the manga, with the latest one released in December 2021. Additionally, J-Novel Club is releasing an English version of the manga.
Sukima has also created a spinoff manga titled I Shall Survive Using Potions! Hanano and Lotte’s Journey, which premiered on Kodansha’s Suiyōbi no Sirius online manga section on the Nico Nico Seiga website on January 30. While the studio producing the anime adaptation and the streaming platform where it will be available have not been announced, fans of the series can expect to see the story brought to life on screen later this year.