The mistress of lewd comic art is ready to make her big début! …is what we would say if she weren’t waiting until the spring.
Earlier today, Aniplex unveiled four new cast members for the upcoming Eromanga Sensei anime series. In addition, Aniplex revealed that the show will hit Japanese TV in April 2017.
The news was unveiled at today’s “Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2016” fan event.
The new roles include:
- Elf Yamada: Minami Takahashi
- Muramasa Senjyu: Saori Ōnishi
- Megumi Jinno: Ibuki Kido
- Tomoe Takasago: Yui Ishikawa
Character visuals for the four characters were also released, which you can check out below:
The show’s Twitter account is a joint account for Eromanga Sensei and Oreimo.
Ryohei Takeshita will direct the series at A-1 Pictures, with Tatsuya Takahashi (And you thought there is never a girl online?, Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn) writing the scripts. In March, it was announced that Shinichiro Kashiwada (Oreimo 2, Sword Art Online) will serve as producer, and that Aniplex is in charge of overall production.
Previously, it was announced that Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Shirobako) will play Masamune, while Akane Fujita, was tapped to play Sagiri Izumi.
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.