The Official website for the television anime adaptation of the light novel series The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash (Saijaku Tamer wa Gomihiroi no Tabi o Hajimemashita) by Honobonoru500 and Nama, has unveiled the first promotional video and teaser visual on Wednesday. The video not only reveals the cast and staff but also announces the premiere date in 2024. Furthermore, it offers a preview of the anime’s opening theme song, “Hate no Nai Tabi” (An Endless Journey) by Aina Suzuki. This exciting news is sure to thrill fans of the light novel series who have eagerly anticipated the anime adaptation.
Aina Suzuki plays Ivy, the protagonist of the anime, and Mutsumi Tamura voices Sora, the slime character. They both played the same roles in an earlier drama CD for the franchise.
- Directed by Naoki Horiuchi at Studio Massket
- Supervising director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
- Series composition: Katsuhiko Takayama
- Character designers: Feng Cheng Hu and Yuki Ikeda
- Music composer: Kujira Yumemi
- Music production: Lantis
Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed both the novel series and its manga adaptation, and it describes the story:
Young Ivy can’t catch a break. Though she has a few memories of her past life, she was reborn into an RPG-like world in the weakest class, and worse, as the weakest rank. As a no-star Tamer, even her parents want nothing to do with her, and she soon realizes she must survive on her own. She learns to live off the land and salvage what she can from other people’s leavings. But when Ivy manages to tame Sora, a lowly slime, everything changes for both of them. There’s something special about this frail little monster, and Ivy’s care will bring out the best in both of them!
Publication History of The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash: Novels and Manga
Honobonoru500 started publishing The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in November 2018. The story is still ongoing. TO Books began publishing the story in print, with illustrations by Nama, in November 2019. As of November 2022, the eighth volume of the novel has been released, and the ninth volume is set to come out on June 10. Seven Seas Entertainment released the third volume of the novel on April 4.
The manga adaptation, created by Fukino, was launched on TO Books’ web manga site Comic Corona in February 2020. The fourth volume of the manga was released in November 2022, with the fifth volume set to come out on June 15. Seven Seas Entertainment released the second volume of the compiled book in December 2022.