In the Land of Leadale is a light novel series about a girl who has been in a tragic accident and hospital bed-ridden on life support. She suddenly wakes up in a VRMMORPG game that she had been playing, but 200 years into the future from the timeline she remembers in the game. Today, it was announced that the series will be receiving an anime adaptation.
I had heard of the title but never delved into it just because, at the time of me learning about it, I wasn’t really into reading manga or light novels. But after doing a bit of research, I think I might just need to read them, as the story seems super interesting.
In the Land of Leadale initially released in the early months of 2020 and has since been adapted into a manga based on the light novel. The series is also available in English via Yen Press. Here is a brief synopsis:
After a horrific accident put her on life support, the last vestige of freedom Keina Kagami had was in the VRMMORPG World of Leadale. When she wakes up in the body of her game avatar, though, Keina-now Cayna-finds that the worries of her old life appear to be a thing of the past, but somehow this new land doesn’t seem to be quite the Leadale she remembers…
Ceez, the creator of the series, stated the following:
— アニメ「リアデイルの大地にて」公式 (@leadale_anime) February 22, 2021
Hello, good evening, and good morning.
I’m Ceez, the author of In the Land of Leadale.
Thanks to you, the readers, both the book and the comic In the Land of Leadale have been well-received, and now it’s finally going to be made into an anime.
As the original author, I’m very surprised.
When I was first contacted, my brain was filled with ‘What?’ and ‘Huh? What?’ ‘No, really.’ I thought, ‘There must be other books that need to be animated.’
It’s really strange that I was chosen out of all of them.
I would like to express my gratitude to Tenmaso for his beautiful illustrations, TSUKIMI Dashio for his wonderful manga, and all the staff involved in the production. The editors, who have always been very kind to me. Most of all, the readers who have read this series.
I am grateful for the support of so many people.
Thank you very much.
The anime version of In the Land of Leadale doesn’t have a planned release date yet. If you’re interested in reading the series, it’s available both physically and digitally through Yen Press.