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 fourteen volumes have been released as of December 2018.

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)
  • December 16, 2016 (EN; e-book)
  • June 6, 2017 (EN; print)
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)
  • February 24, 2017 (EN; e-book)
  • August 8, 2017 (EN; print)
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)
  • April 22, 2017 (EN; e-book)
  • October 10, 2017 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 4 Level. 4 The Leaders and the Led
level.4 導き導かれし者たち
  • July 25, 2014 (JP)
  • June 24, 2017 (EN; e-book)
  • December 12, 2017 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 5 Level. 5 Hear Me Out, and Try Not to Laugh
level.5 笑わないで聞いておくれよ
  • February 25, 2015 (JP)
  • September 3, 2017 (EN; e-book)
  • February 20, 2018 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 6 Level. 6 Towards a Glory Not Worth Taking
level.6 とるにたらない栄光に向かって
  • October 25, 2015 (JP)
  • November 12, 2017 (EN; e-book)
  • May 1, 2018 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 7 Level. 7 The Rainbow on the Other Side
level.7 彼方の虹
  • December 25, 2015 (JP)
  • January 28, 2018 (EN; e-book)
  • July 10, 2018 (EN; print)
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)
  • April 2, 2018 (EN; e-book)
  • October 30, 2018 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 9 Level. 9 Here and Now, to Far Far Away
level.9 ここにいる今、遥か遠くへ
  • August 25, 2016 (JP)
  • June 11, 2018 (EN; e-book)
  • February 5, 2019 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 10 Level. 10 Love Songs Won't Reach
level.10 ラブソングは届かない
  • March 25, 2017 (JP)
  • August 15, 2018 (EN; e-book)
  • July 30, 2019 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 11 Level. 11 At That Time, We Each Dreamed on Our Own Paths
level.11 あの時それぞれの道で夢を見た
  • July 25, 2017 (JP)
  • October 16, 2018 (EN; e-book)
  • October 8, 2019 (EN; print)
Light Novel Volume 12 Level. 12 That was the Beginning of a Legend Revolving Around a Certain Island and Dragon
level.12 それはある島と竜を巡る伝説の始まり
  • March 25, 2018 (JP)
  • December 16, 2018 (EN; e-book)
Light Novel Volume 13 Level. 13 Heart, Open, A New Door
level.13 心、ひらけ、新たなる扉
  • June 25, 2018 (JP)
  • February 18, 2019 (EN; e-book)
Level. 14 Parano-mania Level. 14 Parano-mania
level.14 パラノマニア
  • December 25, 2018 (JP)
No image Level.14+ (Temporary)
level.14+ (仮)
  • March 25, 2019 (JP)

Other Publications

Special short stories were included in the novels as limited edition booklets and can only be sold in certain stores in Japan. Mini novellas were also written as part of the Special Edition DVD sets, also sold in Japan.

Cover Title Release Date DVD/BR Set
No image ex.1 Farewell, My Beloved Gobligal
ex.1 さらば愛しきゴブリガル
  • March 16, 2016 (JP)
  • 灰と幻想のグリムガル Vol.1(初回生産限定版) [DVD]
No image ex.2 Just Please, Only a Little Bit More
ex.2 お願いだから、あと少しだけ
  • April 20, 2016 (JP)
  • 灰と幻想のグリムガル Vol.2(初回生産限定版) [DVD]
No image ex.3 Today is 'Good Night'
ex.3 今日はおやすみ
  • May 18, 2016 (JP)
  • 灰と幻想のグリムガル Vol.3(初回生産限定版) [DVD]
No image ex.4 Justice and Justice
ex.4 正義と正義
  • June 15, 2016 (JP)
  • 灰と幻想のグリムガル Vol.4(初回生産限定版) [DVD]
No image ex.5 The Me from Yesterday
ex.5 昨日までのわたし
  • July 13, 2016 (JP)
  • 灰と幻想のグリムガル Vol.5(初回生産限定版) [DVD]
No image ex.6 The Fun Only Starts Now
ex.6 お楽しみはこれからだ
  • August 17, 2016 (JP)
  • 灰と幻想のグリムガル Vol.6(初回生産限定版) [DVD]