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“Miss Bernard Said” Partners With Publisher For Book Promotion

miss-bernard-said-visual-001-20160926Miss Bernard says “no posers allowed” in this book club!

Seriously, sometimes, anime and literature can promote each other beautifully. In a new promotion, publisher Hayakawa is teaming up with the Miss Bernard Said (Bernard-jo Iwaku) team in a new promotion. Through October, 300 Japanese book stores will offer five influential Hayakawa-published titles, with special Miss Bernard Said wrap-around bands.

The list of titles includes:

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (new translation)
  • Ubik by Philip K. Dick
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (New Translation, released across two books)
  • The Beast That Shouted Love At the Heart Of the World by Harlan Ellison

Each wrap-around band will feature a recommendation fro one of the show’s lead characters.


An anime adaptation of Miss Bernard Said hit Japanese TV network TV Saitama today, at 25:00 (10/7/2016 at 1:00AM Japan Standard Time, 10/6/2016 at 12:00PM Eastern)

Miss Bernard said. is based on Yuki Shikawa’s manga of the same name. The show will be helmed by Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Ojisan and Marshmallow) at studio Creators in Pack, with newcomer Gonta providing character designs for the project. Yuichi Uchibori is in charge of series composition.

Yoshikazu Maeda will score the show’s soundtrack at Gen’ei. Masakatsu Oomuro will serve as sound director at studio Dax Production.

Shojo Fractal, who are performing opening theme, Love! Library!, is composed of Miya Amamiya and Risa Yuzuki.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Sawako “Miss Bernard” Machida: Eri Kitamura
  • Shiori Kanbayashi: Mikako Komatsu
  • Endo: Mitsuhiro Ichiki
  • Sumika Hasegawa: Aya Suzaki

Miss Bernard Said‘s staff started streaming a promo video for the show on Twitter last month. You can check it out below:

Source: Comic Natalie

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