The reclusive manga artist steps into the limelight for the very first time!
Earlier today, the official Eromanga Sensei anime website updated with a new TV spot and promo video. The two teasers introduce lead characters Sagiri and Masamune Izumi. Lead actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, who plays Masamune, narrates both adverts.
Eromanga Sensei is on track for an April debut on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, GTV, MBS, and TV Aichi.
The Eromanga Sensei anime is based on a light novel series of the same name by Tsukasa Fushimi and illustator Hiro Kanzaki. 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.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Sagiri Izumi: Akane Fujita
- Masamune Izumi: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Megumi Jinno: Ibuki Kido
- Elf Yamada: Minami Takahashi
- Muramasa Senju: Saori Onishi
- Tomoe Takasago: Yui Ishikawa
Earlier this month, series director Ryohei Takeshita took to Twitter to reveal that the staff is recruiting an animation director and key animators for the show.
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.
Several character visuals were released to promote the Eromanga Sensei anime, which you can check out below:
Source: Twitter (pKjd)