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Tomohiro Matsu's Märchen Mädchen Light Novels Get Anime, Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Late author of Mayoi Neko Overrun! worked on fantasy story for 3 years before passing away

The second volume of the late author Tomohiro Matsu and artist Kantoku's Märchen Mädchen (Fairy Tale Girls) light novel series revealed on Tuesday that the novels will get both anime and manga adaptations. The announcement does not reveal the format of the anime.

The novels center on Hazuki Kagimura, a normal girl who is usually alone. With her relationship with her new family not going so well, she retreats every day to the world of stories and books. One day, after school, one of the library's bookshelves sends her to another world with a magic school, where she meets Shizuka Tsuchimikado. She finds out that girls (called "mädchen") who attend the school are selected by old fairy tales and folk stories to wield their magic, and are taught how to wield it in the school. The school has girls who are chosen by such stories as Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, Issun-bōshi, Der Freischütz, Shuten-dōji, The Little Matchstick Girl, The Gigantic Turnip, Arthurian legends, and The Ramayana. Hazuki herself is chosen by the Cinderella story. She begins her new life at the school to become a magic user, and be friends with Shizuka.

The light novel series is based on a concept that Matsu had worked on for three years and completed before he passed away. The work is still credited to him. Kantoku (Garakowa -Restore the World-, Imōto Sae Ireba Ii., One Room) is illustrating the novels. Shueisha published the first novel under its Dash X Bunko imprint on February 24.

Matsu's Hatena Illusion light novel series is also getting an anime adaptation. The series remains unfinished. Kentaro Yabuki (To Love-Ru -Trouble-) illustrated the novels.

Matsu's Mayoi Neko Overrun! and Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!) light novel series both inspired television anime series. He published 12 volumes of the Mayoi Neko Overrun! novels from 2008 to 2012, and the anime premiered in 2010. He published 18 volumes of the Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! novels from 2009 to 2015, and the anime premiered in 2012. Matsu is also credited with series composition and scripts for the Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin television anime series, as well as story concept cooperation on the Ixion Saga DT anime.

Source: Melon Books Utsunomiya

Update: Corrected title's translation. Thanks 8lacKy!

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