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Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. Light Novels by Haganai's Hirasaka Get Fall TV Anime

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HENNEKO's Kantoku illustrates romantic comedy novel series

A television anime adaptation of Yomi Hirasaka's Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. (It'd be Good if Only Little Sister Was Here) light novel series has been green-lit.

The story follows the everyday life of Itsuki, a novelist and "modern day Pygmalion" who works day in and day out to create the ultimate younger sister. He is surrounded by various other characters: a beautiful genius writer who loves him, his big-sisterly classmate from college, a fellow male writer, a sadistic tax accountant, and his editor. They're all looked after by Itsuki's perfect younger "step-brother," Chihiro, who has a big secret.

Hirasaka writes the novel series, and Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.) provides the illustrations. Since 2015, Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint has published 650,000 copies of the light novel series' first six volumes. The seventh volume will ship on May 18 with a special edition bundling a drama CD.

Idu debuted a manga adaptation titled Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. @comic in Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine in December 2015. Kobashiko launched a separate spinoff manga titled Imōto Sareba II. Gaiden Imōto ni Saenareba Ii! in the November issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine on October 22.

Hirasaka's Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) light novel series inspired two television anime series with video anime spinoffs as well as manga. Funimation has licensed both seasons of the anime for release in North America. The light novel series also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan in February 2014.

Shogakukan briefly listed a Fall television anime of Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. (It'd be Good if Only Little Sister Was Here) on a preview image of the seventh novel volume cover in April.

Source: Animate Times

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