Sunrise Animates Otherworldly Izakaya "Nobu" Anime for 2018
posted on by Egan Loo
The official multilingual teaser website for the anime of Natsuya Semikawa's Otherworldly Izakaya "Nobu" (Isekai Izakaya "Nobu") light novel series opened on Wednesday. The website announced that the studio Sunrise is animating the project under the title Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~ (Otherworldly Izakaya ~Ancient Capital Aitheria Izakaya Nobu~) for release next year.
The website also posted a plot summary:
Japanese food from another world
Izakaya “Nobu” is a modest establishment, staffed by only two people: master, Nobuyuki Yazawa, and server, Shinobu Senke.
Despite its humble appearance, its entrance is mysteriously connected to an ancient city from another world: “Aitheria.” Nobu's patrons consist of lazy palace guards, incognito clergymen, and the Waterworks Guildmaster – certainly not your average clientele!
But once they enter Nobu's doors, they are greeted with the finest alcohol they've ever tasted and dishes the likes of which they've never seen. With the food plentiful and the drinks flowing, the patrons leave their troubles at the door as they call:
"Give me a cold ale, master!"
The novels center on a bar called "Nobu" — located in Kyoto, Japan, but with a door that is connected to the bar in another world. The visitors include denizens of the other world, and customers seek out its excellent "Toriaezu Nama" ale and cuisine.
Semikawa launched the novel series on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou ("Let's Be Novelists") website in 2012, and the series won the site's "Ni Narou Con Taishō" contest award. Takarajimasha began publishing the story in print with illustrations by Kururi in 2014. Takarajima published the fourth volume of the series in December 2015, and is reprinting the series in bunkobon pocket paperback format with some new material.
Virginia Nitōhei launched a manga adaptation of the series in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in July 2015, and Kadokawa published the manga's second compiled book volume on July 4. Udon Entertainment will start publishing the manga in English next year.
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