Please don’t end on a creepy note. Please don’t end on a creepy note!
Earlier today, Aniplex of America announced that they acquired the license for Eromanga Sensei. The series will start streaming on Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Anime Strike starting on April 8 at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM Eastern).
Aniplex opened a website for the series, which features English plot details, casting, and a staff list. They describe Eromanga Sensei as:
Masamune Izumi is a high school student who writes light novels. Sagiri Izumi is a shut-in who never leaves her room. A year ago, she became Masamune’s little sister. But one day, Masamune discovers a shocking twist—The artist “Eromanga Sensei,” who has been drawing illustrations for his novels, is none other than his little sister Sagiri! His cute little shut-in of a sister, who has been living under his roof, is using an obscene pen name and draws lewd illustrations?!
This slapstick comedy about a light-novel author big brother and his little sister the illustrator brings a cast of charming characters surpassing even that of “Oreimo!”
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 2016, 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 and a promo teaserer were released to promote the Eromanga Sensei anime, which you can check out below: