Try to act surprised, folks!
The cover for the latest issue of Kodansha’s Good! Afternoon magazine (Issue #4, 2018) confirms that Grand Blue Dreaming will receive an anime adaptation. As of press time, no further details have been announced.
In January, AnimeJapan accidentally announced that Avex would show off several works, including “a new Grand Blue” anime at their event. The listing was quickly pulled, as Avex hadn’t announced the title at the time.
Kenji Inoue and artist Kimitake Yoshioka launched Grand Blue in the pages of Kodansha’s Good! Afternoon magazine in April 2014. Nine volumes have been released, with the most recent hitting stores in October 6, 2017.
Kodansha Comics is releasing the title in the west under the title Grand Blue Dreaming. They describe the title as:
After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!