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Eromanga Sensei TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Shows Sibling Relationship

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of story by Oreimo creator premieres in April

The official website for the television anime of Tsukasa Fushimi's Eromanga Sensei light novel series began streaming its first promotional video and a commercial on Tuesday. The protagonist Masamune Izumi (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) narrates the promotional video, saying his only family is his younger sister, not related by blood, who is a shut-in who does not interact with people. She opens her door and says, "It's been a long time, big brother."

At the end of both videos he calls her "Ero Manga Sensei" and she claims she does not know anyone with that embarrassing name.

The anime's director Ryohei Takeshita revealed on his official Twitter account earlier this month that the series was still recruiting an animation director and key animators. The anime's official website revealed a new key visual in December. The series will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, GTV, MBS, and TV Aichi when it premieres in April.

The Eromanga Sensei "new sibling romantic comedy" revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps on the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other's only family.

Masamune's novel illustrator, penname "Eromanga Sensei," draws extremely perverted drawings, and is very reliable. Masamune had never met his illustrator, and figured he was just a disgusting, perverted otaku. However, the truth is revealed that his "Eromanga Sensei" is his own younger sister. To add to the chaos that erupts between the siblings, a beautiful, female, best-selling shōjo manga creator becomes their rival.

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online's Kirito) is playing the protagonist Masamune Izumi (pictured below right), and Akane Fujita (Mahō Shōjo Nante Mō Ii Desu Kara.'s Yuzuka Hanami) is playing Sagiri Izumi (pictured below left) in the anime. Fujita is reprising the role from an earlier visual drama that was broadcast on Niconico.

Other cast members include:

Minami Takahashi (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma's Megumi Tadokoro) as Elf Yamada, a top-selling novelist with another publisher

Saori Ōnishi (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend's Eriri Spencer Sawamura) as Muramasa Senjyu, a younger but more experienced novelist with Masamune's publisher

Ibuki Kido (If Her Flag Breaks' Nanami Knight Bladefield) as Megumi Jinno, Sagiri's classmate

Yui Ishikawa (Attack on Titan's Mikasa Ackerman) as Tomoe Takasago, Masamune's classmate

Ryohei Takeshita (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun chief animation director) and Tatsuya Takahashi (And you thought there is never a girl online?, The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn) are directing and supervising the series scripts, respectively. Hiroyuki Oda (a pseudonym of Hiro Kanzaki) is designing the characters for animation. Shinichiro Kashiwada is serving as the producer of the project, and Aniplex and A-1 Pictures are producing the anime.

Fushimi launched the light novel series in 2013 after finishing the Oreimo (Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai) light novel series, which also inspired an anime. As with Oreimo, Hiro Kanzaki draws the illustrations for Eromanga Sensei.

[Via Yaraon!]

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded videos.

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