News Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō Fantasy Novels Get Anime
posted on 2009-08-27 08:16 EDT
The wraparound jacket band on the seventh volume of Shōtarō Mizuki's Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō magical fantasy romance novel series has announced that an anime adaptation is in the works. The story of "love, magic, and battles" revolves around Akuto Sai, a boy who aims to become part of his country's highest order of magicians and contribute to society as one of its clergy. On the day he is admitted into the Constan Magical Academy, his aptitude test predicts the following: "Future Occupation … Devil King." Thus begins his difficult school life in which he is resented by his studious female class head, desired by a girl with mysterious powers, and guarded by a beautiful female android.
The novel illustrator Sōichi Itō has also been drawing a manga adaptation in Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine since 2008 — the same year that the first novel volume was published — and one compiled book volume of the manga has been published so far.
Update: More story information added.
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