Broccoli Lion’s isekai slice-of-life light novel series The Great Cleric is getting an anime adaptation. The format of the adaptation is a TV anime, but no further details have been revealed. The author’s comment is available:
The Great Cleric celebrates the decision to make an anime.
As the author of the original work, I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with The Great Cleric and its readers.
Since I started writing the story, it has been published as a book, then as a comic book, and now as an anime… We hope that you will continue to support Luciel-kun as he works hard to stay positive.
Like many other light novels, The Great Cleric (Seija Muso) was first published on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website. It was acquired by Micro Magazine in 2016 and published under their GC Novels imprint with Sime’s illustrations. A manga adaptation by Hiiro Akikaze is being serialized on Niconico’s Suiyobi no Sirius platform. Light novel illustrator Sime and manga artist Hiiro Akikaze both drew celebratory illustrations to commemorate the announcement:
Kodansha’s Vertical licensed the manga in English, while J-Novel Club is publishing the light novel. JNC describes the plot as:
One moment, a certain salaryman is on cloud nine, that promotion finally within his grasp, and the next, he’s keeled over pain, and that was all she wrote. Luckily for him, fate had a bit more to say. A world of magic, monsters, and other such life-shortening entities await his newly reincarnated self for a second shot at life. With nothing but his past-life experiences and sharp business skills to guide him in the foreign lands of Galdardia, he takes up the name Luciel and vows that his (next) demise will be from naught but old age. And what better way to avoid a(nother) gruesome death, than by taking up a nice, cushy job as a healer? But getting by in another world doesn’t come easy, or cheap. It’ll take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to hone the skills he needs to make his way. But make it he will…or die (again) trying!
Source: Comic Natalie
Featured image: The Great Cleric, Volume 1 © Broccoli Lion, Sime / Micro Magazine