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.

Story Synopsis


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

Cover Title Release Date ISBN
Light Novel Volume 1 level. 1: Whisper, Chant, Prayer, Awaken
level.1 ささやき、詠唱、祈り、目覚めよ
June 25, 2013 (JP)
June 6, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4906866229 (JP)
ISBN 978-1626926585 (EN)
Light Novel Volume 2 level. 2: Everything is Precious
level.2 大切じゃないものなんか、ない。
November 25, 2013 (JP)
August 8, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4906866472 (JP)
ISBN 978-1626926608 (EN)
Light Novel Volume 3 level. 3: You Have to Accept That Things Won't Always Go Your Way
level.3 思い通りに行かないのが 世の中だと割り切るしかなくても
March 25, 2014 (JP)
October 10, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4906866694 (JP)
ISBN 978-1626926622 (EN)
Light Novel Volume 4 level. 4: Guidance that Guides People
level.4 導き導かれし者たち
July 25, 2014 (JP)
December 12, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4906866915 (JP)
ISBN 978-1626926660 (EN)
Light Novel Volume 5 level. 5: Don't Laugh; Listen to Me
level.5 笑わないで聞いておくれよ
February 25, 2015 (JP)
February 20, 2018 (EN)
ISBN 978-4865540260 (JP)
ISBN 978-1626926837 (EN)
Light Novel Volume 6 level. 6: Towards an Inconsequential Glory
level.6 とるにたらない栄光に向かって
October 25, 2015 (JP)
ISBN 978-4865540727 (JP)
Light Novel Volume 7 level. 7: The Other Side of the Rainbow
level.7 彼方の虹
December 25, 2015 (JP)
ISBN 978-4865540864 (JP)
Light Novel Volume 8 level. 8: And So, We Wait for Tomorrow
level.8 そして僕らは明日を待つ
March 25, 2016 (JP)
ISBN 978-4865541144 (JP)
Grimgal V9 cover level. 9: Here Right Now, Far Into the Distance
level.9 ここにいる今、遥か遠くへ
August 25, 2016 (JP)
ISBN 978-4865541496 (JP)
Grimgar Volume 10 level. 10: A Love Song That'll Never Reach
level.10 ラブソングは届かない
March 25, 2017 (JP)
ISBN 978-4865542028 (JP)
Light Novel Volume 11 level. 11: At That Moment I Dreamt of Our Separate Ways
level. 11 あの時それぞれの道で夢を見た
July 25, 2017 (JP)
ISBN 978-4865542349 (JP)

Other Publications

Special stories were included in the novels as limited edition booklets. Mini novellas were also written as part of DVD sets.

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