Folklore-Inspired Light Novel Momo Kyun Sword Gets Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The official Twitter account for Kibidango Project's digital light novel Momo Kyun Sword announced on Friday that an anime adaptation has been green-lit. The official website began streaming an announcement video: "In 2014, the project's biggest mission launches. An anime adaptation of Momo Kyun Sword has finally been green-lit!!! Now in production!"
The story begins with a female re-imagining of Momotarō, a famous character in Japanese folklore. Momoko is a beautiful young sword fighter who was born inside a peach (momo in Japanese). She lives with her constant companions — the dog god Inugami, the monkey god Sarugami, and the pheasant god Kijigami — in a peaceful paradise. However, a demon army led by devil king invades the paradise and steals the precious treasure that protects Momoko's land. To retrieve the treasure and save the people, Momoko embarks on a great adventure with her three companions.
Kibidango Project launched the light novel online for free in the summer of 2012. It features a number of artists who rotate on a regular basis, so there is a different illustrator every month. It also boasts a voice cast with Shiori Mikami, Asami Shimoda, Masumi Asano, Yuka Ōtsubo, Minami Tsuda, Suzuko Mimori, Chiaki Takahashi, Yuki Kaneko, Hisayoshi Suganuma, Megumi Nakajima, Yukiyo Fujii, Chihiro Ikki, Mikako Komatsu, Rumi Ookubo, Ayana Taketatsu, Satoshi Hino, Hisao Egawa, Asami Imai, Wataru Hatano, and Banjou Ginga. The project already inspired a weekly online four-panel manga, and the light novel's "second season" (pictured below) began last year.
Images © Kibidango Project
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