'[New Life+] Young Again in Another World' Light Novel Series Gets October TV Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hobby Japan announced on Tuesday that a television anime adaptation of MINE's [New Life+] Young Again in Another World (Nidome no Jinsei o Isekai de) light novel series has been green-lit for an October premiere. Hobby Japan opened a website and Twitter account for the anime.
Keitaro Motonaga (School Days, Jormungand, Digimon Adventure tri.) is directing the anime at Seven Arcs Pictures (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls). Takamitsu Kouno (Minami-ke Tadaima, Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Gabriel DropOut) is in charge of the series scripts, and is also penning the script alongside Touko Machida (Chaika the Coffin Princess), Koujirou Nakamura (Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS), and Chabo Higurashi (Memories Off 3.5). Makoto Takahoko (Thunder Jet, Fastest Finger First) is adapting Kaobcha's original character designs for animation.
When death tapped Renya Kunugi on the shoulder, he smiled and went willingly. After enjoying a nice, long life of 94 years, he was looking forward to shutting his eyes for the last time. He was, therefore, understandably upset when he woke up again in an empty space, devoid of memories, with a young girl in a tunic rambling on and on about how she's God. So, he did what any reasonable person would have done under those circumstances: he sent the girl flying with a kick to the face. It turned out that the girl was indeed God, and she was in a pinch. She urgently needed someone to do some interdimensional Resource smuggling, and Renya fit the bill. His mission: cross the boundary into another world, then chill for a few decades. God would handle the rest. To sweeten the deal, she offered him an eighteen-year-old body and a whole laundry list of ludicrously powerful skills, yet he remained hesitant. Then, she mentioned the food — an exotic world comes with exotic delicacies — and this sealed the deal. The next thing he knew, he was standing in a foreign land, younger, stronger, and more clueless than ever. Will he survive this world? And more importantly, will the world survive him?
MINE launched the novels on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" website in January 2014, and the series has since garnered over 189 million page views. Hobby Japan began publishing printed novels for the series starting in November 2014 with illustrations by Kabocha. Hobby Japan published the 17th novel volume last October, and will ship the 18th novel on Thursday.
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