Is the world the real thing...? Or is it a mere phantom...?


Musaigen no Phantom World (無彩限のファントム・ワールド Musaigen no Fantomu Wārudo?, lit. Myriad Colors Phantom World) is a light novel series written by Souichirou Shinno and illustrated by Shirabi. It currently has three volumes published by Kyoto Animation. The first was released on December 20, 2013, the second on October 30, 2015 and the third one on February 11, 2016. An anime adaption began airing on January 2016 and finished on March 2016, also produced by Kyoto Animation.

Plot Edit

You can't believe everything you see, or can't see, for that matter. In Musaigen no Phantom World, Phantoms, beings that blur the line between illusion and reality, wander around right under the noses of unsuspecting humans. Their origins are mysterious and few can see themーthat is, until a research facility bombing spreads a virus that grants the ability to. Humans with special powers are given the task of sealing the troublemaking Phantoms.

Haruhiko Ichijo is one such Phantom Hunter. Not a very good one, however. Possessing a wealth of useless knowledge, a tendency to go off on tangents, and a rather slow Phantom-sealing ability, he and his rambunctious teammate Mai Kawakami are at the bottom of the Phantom Hunter ladder at Hosea Academy. In order to become stronger, they recruit new teammates and develop new powers, only to stumble upon secrets surrounding Phantoms and the circumstances surrounding the mysterious bombing of the Alayashiki Research Facility.

Novels Edit

Cover Title Release Date ISBN
Myriad Light Novel Volume 1
December 20, 2013 ISBN 978-4907064136
Book2 Light Novel Volume 2
無彩限のファントム・ワールド 2
October 30, 2015 ISBN 978-4-907064-34-1
Lightnovel3 Light Novel Volume 3
無彩限のファントム・ワールド 3
February 11, 2016 ISBN 978-4-907064-34-1

Media Edit

Light Novel Edit

The novel was written by Soichiro Hatano and illustrated by Shirabi. It was published by Kyoto Animation's novel imprint on 20 December 2013. The book received an honorable mention in the novel category of the fourth Kyoto Animation Award on 5 April 2013. Previous works to be featured in the awards have received anime adaptations. A second novel was released in October 2015.

Anime Edit

Main article: Musaigen no Phantom World/Anime

An anime television series premiered onABC Asahi, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, and BS11 on 7 January 2016. The series is directed by Tatsuya Ishihara and written by Fumihiko Shimo, with animation produced by Kyoto Animation. Kazumi Ikeda will handle the series' character designs, and will also serve as the chief animation director. Shinpei Sawa provides the designs for the Phantoms. The series' music is composed by Effy. Additionally, Ryuuta Nakagami serves as director of photography; Mikiko Watanabe is the series' art director; Kana Miyata provides the color key; Hiroshi Karata is in charge of accessories planning; and Yota Tsuruoka is the sound director.

The opening theme song is "Naked Dive" by Screen Mode, and the ending theme is "Junshin Always" (純真Always?, "Innocence Always") by Azusa Tadokoro. The anime will be released on seven Blu-ray and DVD compilation volumes containing two episodes each between 6 April and 5 October 2016.


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