Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita Artist Changed Before Anime Launch
posted on by Egan Loo
Illustrator Sunaho Tobe (Zettai Shonen) confirmed on Saturday that she is replacing Tōru Yamasaki as the illustrator of Romeo Tanaka's Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita light novel series. When the publisher Shogakukan announced in February that the series has an anime in the works, Yamasaki was still the illustrator.
In an apparent reflection of the change, the anime's preview site changed its splash image from Yamasaki's art:
to Tobe's art:
Tobe said that her artwork will first appear in the revised edition of the first two volumes this November, and will continue through the rest of the volumes. She acknowledged the huge pressure on her, given the "very charming ambience in the original illustrations."
The story is set several centuries into the slow decline of mankind. Earth has now become the realm of "fairies" — 10-centimeter-tall (about 4-inch-tall) creatures with remarkable intelligence. The human protagonist of the story serves an important duty as the international arbitrator between the fairies and humans, and she returns to her former hometown of Kusunoki. She chose this job because she thought it was an easy job she can do, even when she is as old as her grandfather. However, she learns that her job is anything but simple when she meets the fairies.
Images © Romeo Tanaka/Shogakukan