The cover of the first light novel.

Alderamin on the Sky (ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyō no Aruderamin?, lit. "Wind-Up Spirit Chronicles: Alderamin on the Sky") is a Japanese light novel series, written by Bokuto Uno and illustrated by Sanbasō (volumes 1-5) and Ryūtetsu (volume 6 onwards). A manga based on the series, written by Taiki Kawakami, is published in Dengeki Daioh. An anime adaptation by Madhouse, directed by Tetsuo Ichimura, will premiere in July 2016.


Ikta Solork, a lazy dislike of war and admirer of women was unwillingly preparing to take the High Grade Military Officer Exam due to certain circumstances. In that region the Katjvarna Empire was at war with the adjacent Kioka Republic. No one predicted that Ikta would later on become a soldier referred to as a great commander and survive a world embroiled war with his superior genius.


  • Ikta Solork (イクタ・ソローク Ikuta Sorōku) Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto[1]
  • Torway Remeon (トルウェイ・レミオン Toruwei Remion) Voiced by: Ryōsuke Kanemoto[1]
  • Matthew Tetridch (マシュー・テトジリチ Mashū Tetojirichi) Voiced by: Junji Majima[1]
  • Haroma Bekkel (ハローマ・ベッケル Harōma Bekkeru) Voiced by: Haruka Chisuga[1]

Light NovelsEdit

Bokuto Uno began publishing the light novels with illustrations by Sanbasō under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint in June 2012. After Sanbasō began suffering from poor health, Ryūtetsu took over illustrating the series, starting with the sixth novel.

See List of Volumes


A manga adaptation by Taiki Kawakami began serialization in the July 2014 issue of ASCII Media Works imprint Dengeki Comics' seinen manga magazine Dengeki Maoh on May 27, 2014.

See List of Volumes and List of Chapters


An anime adaptation was announced at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 on October 4, 2015. The adaptation was later revealed to be a television series in the December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine on October 26, 2015. A trailer for the series was released during the Dengeki Bunko Haru no Saiten 2016 event on March 13, 2016.

The series is directed by Tetsuo Ichimura and written by Shogo Yasukawa, with animation by the studio Madhouse. Kunio Katsuki provides the character designs for the anime, while Yoshikazu Iwanami serves as the series' sound director. Keiji Inai is composing the music for the anime. The opening theme, "Tenkyō no Alderamin" (天鏡のアルデラミン?, "Alderamin on the Sky") by Kisida Kyoudan & The Akebosi Rockets, while the ending theme is "nameless" by Kano.

The series will premiere on July 9, 2016, and will be broadcast on Tokyo MX. It will then air on KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS Fuji on July 11, and on AT-X on July 12.[2] Crunchyroll and AnimeState is simulcasting the series on their website.

See List of Episodes


In 2014, the light novels ranked at number two on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! list of top 10 light novels[3]

In 2015, the light novels ranked at number ten on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! list of top 10 light novels[4]


The broadcast date for the first episode is listed as July 8, 2016 at 25:05, which is the same as July 9 at 1:05

External LinksEdit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Alderamin on the Sky Anime Casts Nobuhiko Okamoto, Risa Taneda, Inori Minase". at Anime News Network
  2. "TVアニメ『ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン』公式サイト (Official anime website)"
  3. Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2014's Series Ranking at Yaaron blog
  4. Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2015's Series Ranking at Anime News Network