- For the manga of the same name, see Hai to Gensō no Grimgar. For the anime of the same name, see Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is a light novel series written by Ao Jūmonji with illustrations by Eiri Shirai. OVERLAP published the first novel on June 25, 2013 under their Overlap Bunko imprint, and ten volumes have been released as of March 25, 2017.
The new digital publishing company J-Novel Club acquired the English rights for the series' release in digital format and is set for weekly installments on its website and app. Not long after, a collaboration with Seven Seas Entertainment allowed for its publication of print editions.
This is the only thing the youth of Hai to Gensō no Grimgar remember before awakening in an unknown building in a medieval landscape enshrouded in darkness. They don't remember anything besides their own names. What's stranger is that sometimes they catch themselves saying words that they don't understand, even though they seem so familiar.
The group of strangers is told that in order to make a living, they would have to join the Reserve Army forces to keep the town safe from nearby monsters. The stronger looking people form a team to join the Reserve Army and depart, leaving Manato, Haruhiro, Ranta, Yume, Moguzo, and Shihoru left to fend for themselves. But how will they get by if they can't even defeat the weakest of monsters?
Born from the ashes of their old memories, the ragtag team of six start a new life in the world of Grimgar.
Light Novel Publications
Special stories were included in the novels as limited edition booklets. Mini novellas were also written as part of DVD sets.