Ladies versus Butlers! Light Novels Get Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The latest copy of the Dengeki Kanzume insert in Dengeki Bunko books has confirmed on Tuesday that an anime adaptation of Tsukasa Kouzuki's Ladies versus Butlers! (Redi x Bato) light novel series has been green-lit. The school romantic comedy revolves around Akiharu Hino (Kazuyuki Okitsu), an ordinary high school student who unfortunately looks like a juvenile delinquent. He enrolls into an academy that was once a school for upper-class ladies, and he is placed in the school's newly established servant training department. The students there are raised to be either maids or butlers, and Akiharu finds himself in the middle of the bickering cliques.
Kōzuki published the first novel volume in September of 2006, and the ninth volume is shipping this month. Nekomaru Nekoyashiki has been drawing a manga adaptation in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Moeoh magazine since last year, and there are also drama CDs.
A preview site is already online for the anime project. Atsushi Ootsuki (Kanokon, Kanokon: Manatsu no Daishanikusai) is directing the animators at the Xebec studio with scripts supervised by Tsuyoshi Tamai (Inukami!, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Strike Witches). Akio Takami (Kanokon, Steam Detectives) is designing the characters based on Munyū's novel illustrations. The anime has the same voice cast as the previous drama CD releases: Ayako Kawasumi as Tomomi Saikyō, Mai Nakahara as Serunia Iori Frameheart, Ami Koshimizu as Sanae Shikikagami, Rie Kugimiya as Kaoru Daichi, Mai Goto as Pina Suforumukuran Esutō, Rina Hidaka as Mimina Ōsawa, Mariya Ise as Kaede Tenjōji, and Kumi Sakuma as Mikan.
Update: More production information added.
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