Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. Anime's Site Briefly Listed Studio Silver Link, Director Shin Oonuma
posted on by Karen Ressler
The source code for the official website of the television anime of Yomi Hirasaka's Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. (It'd be Good if Only Little Sister Was Here) light novel series briefly listed animation Studio Silver Link and director Shin Oonuma (Anne-Happy, WATAMOTE) under the keywords. The names have since been removed, but are still visible in the Bing search engine's cache.
The anime is slated for this fall.
The story follows the everyday life of Itsuki, a novelist and "modern day Pygmalion" who works day in and day out to create the ultimate younger sister. He is surrounded by various other characters: a beautiful genius writer who loves him, his big-sisterly classmate from college, a fellow male writer, a sadistic tax accountant, and his editor. They're all looked after by Itsuki's perfect younger "step-brother," Chihiro, who has a big secret.
Hirasaka writes the novel series, and Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.) provides the illustrations. Since 2015, Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint has published 650,000 copies of the light novel series' first six volumes. The seventh volume will ship on May 18 with a special edition bundling a drama CD.
Idu debuted a manga adaptation titled Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. @comic in Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine in December 2015. Kobashiko launched a separate spinoff manga titled Imōto Sareba II. Gaiden Imōto ni Saenareba Ii! in the November issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine on October 22.
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