Hitsugi no Chaika Fantasy Novels Listed With Anime in the Works (Updated)
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The homepage for the publisher Fujimi Shobo revealed on Thursday that an anime adaptation for Ichiro Sakaki's Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika the Coffin Princess) fantasy light novels is currently in the works. The publisher had hinted that its Dragon Magazine would make an important announcement about the novels in the September issue.
Hitsugi no Chaika's story centers around Toru Acura, a 20-year-old retired soldier meandering through life now that the war has ended. He encounters Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old sorceress carrying a coffin and follows her in hopes of finding meaning to his life again. The two travel with Toru's adopted sister, Akari, the employed member of the group and thus Toru's source of income.
Sakaki launched the light novel series with illustrations by Namaniku ATK (Nitroplus) in 2010, and Fujimi Shobo published the sixth volume in January. Shinta Sakayama began drawing a manga adaptation in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in 2011, and Kanikama started a four-panel comic adaptation in Kadokawa Shoten's 4-Koma Nano Ace in 2011.
Sakaki's other works include Scrapped Princess, Strait Jacket, Magician's Academy, Polyphonica, CODE-E, and Outbreak Company - Moeru Shinryakusha which were all tapped for anime adaptations. The television anime adaptation of Outbreak Company - Moeru Shinryakusha was announced in April.
Update: Fujimi Shobo removed the listing of an Hitsugi no Chaika anime from its homepage. Thanks, Vito Plahuta.
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