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Hachinantte Sore wa Nai Deshō! Fantasy Anime's Ad Reveals 2020 Airing

posted on by Egan Loo
About normal employee waking up in fantasy world inside poor 5-year-old's body

The official website for the anime of Y.A.'s Hachinantte Sore wa Nai Deshō! (The Eighth Son? That Can't Be Right!) light novel series began streaming a commercial on Wednesday. The commercial announces that the anime will air on television in 2020.

The tongue-in-cheek ad promotes the elements the story has: "Transported to an alternate world? We got it! The most powerful hero? We got it! Popular with heroines? We got it! Transported into the body of a destitute noble family's eighth son? Wait, that can't be right!"

The novels' story begins with Shingo Ichinomiya, a normal, average employee for a trading company. He wakes up one day to find himself inhabiting the body of Wendelin — a five-year-old boy, and the eighth son of a destitute noble family in a fantasy world.

Y.A. began serializing the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Become Novelists) website in June 2013, and ended it in March 2017. Kadokawa began publishing the story in print volumes with illustrations by Fuzichoco (R.O.D Rehabilitation) in September 2015. Kadokawa published the 15th volume on December 25, and will ship the 16th volume on March 25.

Hiroki Kusumoto has been drawing a manga adaptation of the story on Kadokawa's ComicWalker website since 2015. Kadokawa published the manga's sixth volume on January 21.

Kadokawa published a "Volume 10.5" booklet of the light novel series with a drama CD in February 2017. The drama CD starred Takuma Terashima as Wendelin, Saori Hayami as Elise, Showtaro Morikubo as Erwin, Eriko Matsui as Iina, Asami Imai as Louise, and Yū Sanada as Inū.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: Spelling corrected. Thanks, Minami Saito

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