The reclusive mistress of ero-manga is getting ready for her big TV debut!
This weekend, publisher Dengeki their annual Dengeki Bunko Haru no Saiten event. At the event today, the publisher revealed the first official cast member for Eromanga Sensei – Imōto to Akazu no Ma (Eromanga Sensei – My Little Sister and the Locked Room). Akane Fujita was tapped to play the lead role as Sagiri Izumi in the series.
Fujita previously played the part of Izumi in the Eromanga Sensei drama CDs. Other notable roles for the actress include Akane Mimori in Aikatsu! and Yuzuka in Mahō Shōjo Nante Mō Ii Desu Kara.
In addition to the casting news, the show’s staff revealed that Shinichiro Kashiwada (Oreimo 2, Sword Art Online) will serve as producer on the project, which is being animated by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex.
A teaser image was released to promote the title, which you can check out below:
News of the Eromanga Sensei anime adaptation broke on March 9, as it appeared in the latest issue of Dengeki magazine. The title will be based on a light novel series of the same name by Tsukasa Fushimi and illustator Hiro Kanzaki.
The Eromanga Sensei light novels kicked off in December 2013 under Kadokawa’s light novel imprint. The series revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author who’s still in high school. Masamune’s sister Sagiri is a shut-in of the highest degree, to the point that she hasn’t left her room in a full year. The situation progresed as far as to force her brother to deliver meals when she stomps on the floor. Masamune, though, would like nothing more than to see his sister rejoin the outside world, as the two have no other family.
Fushimi and Kanzaki previously collaborated on the OreImo light novel series, which received an anime adaptation in 2010.
Last year, Dengeki and streaming service NicoNico collaborated on an OreImo x Eromanga Sensei crossver series. Fans voted on the direction of the four-episode show’s plot. You can check the entire series out below.
Source: Dengeki Online