Leadale No Daichi Nite Summary
In the Land of Leadale (リアデイルの大地にて, Leadale no Daichi nite) is a franchise comprising of a light novel series, a manga and an anime that tells the story of a girl waking up 200 years later in her favorite VRMMORPG World of Leadale game. It originally began as an online serial published on the website Shousetsuka Ni Narou.
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…
The previously bedridden Keina Kagami finds herself in the world of her favorite VRMMORPG—titled Leadale—after the life support keeping her alive fails. Reincarnated in the body of her high-level character, “Cayna,” she notices that the world of Leadale is different from what she remembers playing.
As she comes to learn, two hundred years have passed since she last interacted with the world. However, this does not sadden Cayna—as it means that a new journey awaits her, filled with exciting prospects and unfamiliar faces all waiting to be discovered.
In Japan, a VR-accessed multi-player online fantasy role-playing game named Leadale, which offers a very liberal customization system, has become immensely popular in recent years. A young girl named Keina Kagami, rendered permanently paralzyed and on constant life support, uses this game from her hospital bed to interact with the rest of the world. When she unexpectedly dies after her life support shuts down during a power outage, she finds herself reborn into the game world of Leadale, in the body of her personal avatar Cayna. To her surprise, she also finds out that 200 years have passed in Leadale since she last logged into the game, a period in which the seven nations she knew were devastated by war and re-organized into three new kingdoms.
As Cayna begins making her way in this new world and meeting the three NPC children she had adopted in the game, she finds out that her death ruined Leadale’s reputation, causing the game’s shutdown. However, several other players ended up trapped inside the game as well, some of them for years, and the kingdoms of Felskeilo, Helshper and Otaloquess are increasingly plagued by attacks from high-level monsters, all stemming from Leadale’s abrupt cancellation, which made them go rogue inside this world. What’s more, one of the trapped players – a powerful one – seems to have set his sights on Cayna herself as his future bride.
A manga adaptation with art by Dashio Tsukimi and composition by Ryō Suzukaze has been serialized online via ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki PlayStation Comic Web website since July 2019 and has been collected in three tankōbon volumes. Both the light novel and manga are licensed in North America by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by Maho Film aired from January to March 2022.