Crunchyroll to Stream A Destructive God Sits Next to Me Anime in 2020
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Arata Aki's Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu. (There is a Dark God of Destruction Next to Me) manga under the title A Destructive God Sits Next to Me. The show will premiere in winter 2020, and is a Crunchyroll co-production.
Atsushi Nigorikawa (Love Tyrant, Between the Sky and Sea, Anime De Training! Ex) is directing the anime at EMT Squared. Natsuko Takahashi (Love Tyrant, My Love Story!!, The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar) is handling the series composition, Yuki Nakano (key animator for KanColle, Nisekoi - False Love) is designing the characters, and Kanako Hara is composing the music.
The manga follows Seri Koyuki, a high school student who tries to avoid strange people because he knows he will just end up being the the straight man to their antics. Enter Kabuto Hanadori, Koyuki's classmate who has chūnibyō (second-year middle school syndrome) and claims his eyepatch seals his god of destruction alter ego. Everything about Hanadori exudes the need for a straight man to keep him in check, and sure enough Koyuki is drawn in.
Aki launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine in January 2013.
Source: Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster)