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Bibliophile Princess Shōjo Fantasy Romance Novels Get TV Anime in 2022

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Ichijnsha announced on Friday that Yui and Satsuki Shiina's Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi-hime) light novel series is inspiring a television anime that will premiere this year. Tarou Iwasaki (Ryoko's Case File, One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning) is directing the anime at Madhouse. Mitsutaka Hirota (Sweetness & Lightning, Anime-Gataris, Rent-A-Girlfriend) is in charge of series scripts. Mizuka Takahashi (Overlord III sub-character design) is designing the characters.

J-Novel Club has licensed both the light novel series and its manga adaptation, and is releasing them in English. J-Novel Club describes the story:

When book-loving Lady Elianna spots Prince Christopher—her betrothed in name only—consorting with another noble lady, she realizes the recent rumors must be true. The prince has someone he truly loves, which means the annulment of their engagement is both inevitable and fast-approaching. What she doesn't realize is that this is merely a surface ripple—one of many where the truth runs deep, in a conspiracy surpassing her imagination!

Yui has been serializing the story in the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Be Novelists) website since September 2015. Ichijinsha published the first volume of the print version of the story with illustrations by Satsuki Shiina in July 2016. Ichijinsha will publish the sixth novel volume on February 2. J-Novel Club released the fifth novel in English in March 2021.

Yui Kikuta launched the manga adaptation in Ichijnsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine in August 2018. Ichijinsha published the manga's fifth volume in May 2021. J-Novel Club published the second volume in English in May 2021.

Update: Corrected publication date of sixth volume. Thanks, Double Mangekyo.

Source: Comic Natalie


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