Viz Licenses Kakuriyo Manga, Accel World Film & OVAs
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Viz Media announced at its Anime Central panel on Sunday that it has licensed Wako Ioka's Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits manga, as well as the Accel World: Infinite Burst anime film and the franchise's two original video anime (OVA) releases. Viz Media also announced that it will premiere R:B ~Blaze~, the first part in the six-part K: Seven Stories anime film project, in Anime Expo in July.
Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits is based on Midori Yūma's Kakuriyo Yadomeshi light novel series. The series centers on a female college student named Aoi, who inherited the ability to see spirits from her late grandfather. Aoi prides herself on her cooking. One day, she is feeding some agricultural spirits when suddenly a god and the master of the "Tenshinya" (Heavenly Inn) appears and takes Aoi away. He says that due to her grandfather's debts, she must become his bride. Aoi hates this idea and instead declares that she will pay back her grandfather's debt by working at the Tenshinya.
Ioka launched the manga in Kadokawa's B's-LOG COMIC magazine in April 2016, and Kadokawa published the fourth compiled book volume on March 31. Yūma launched the novel series in 2015, with illustrations by Laruha, and Kadokawa published the eighth novel on April 13. As of last October, the series has more than 340,000 copies in print.
Reki Kawahara's Accel World light novel series launched in 2009, and Kadokawa published the 22nd volume last November. Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in English, and it shipped the 13th volume on March 20. It inspired a 24-episode television anime which premiered in 2012, and Viz Media streamed the series on Hulu as it aired in Japan. Viz Media released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2013. The novels also inspired a manga by Hiroyuki Aigamo that launched in Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko Magazine in 2010, and ended last June. Yen Press published the manga's seventh volume in March 2017.
Source: Viz Media's Anime Central Panel