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“Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!” Novels Get Anime Project


I guess the definition of “average” is pretty fluid, after all.

Earlier today, Earth Star Entertainment’s “Earth Star Novel” imprint took to Twitter to announce a new anime project. FUNA and illustrator Itsuki Akata’s Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!) will receive an anime adaptation.

Details on the project haven’t been announced regarding the format as of press time.

Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! originally launched as a novel on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website. The ongoing series was picked up by Earth Star, and launched as an illustrated light novel in May 2016. The series currently spans six volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on October 17, 2017. Volume seven will ship to retailers on March 15.

Seven Seas currently holds the rights to the title in North America. They describe it as:

When she turns ten years old, Adele von Ascham is hit with a horrible headache–and memories of her previous life as an eighteen-year-old Japanese girl named Kurihara Misato. That life changed abruptly, however, when Misato died trying to aid a little girl and met god. During that meeting, she made an odd request and asked for average abilities in her next life. But few things–especially wishes–ever go quite as planned.

A manga adaptation by Neko Mint launched in Comic Earth Star magazine in August 2016. The ongoing series currently spans two compiled volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on October 17, 2017. Seven Seas also holds the rights to the manga adaptation.

Source: Otakomu

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