The Japanese animation studio Madhouse is bringing to life author Yui and illustrator Satsuki Shiina’s light novel series ‘Bibliophile Princess’ by adapting it into an anime. Shortly before the show’s October premiere, HiDive announced that they would stream the series for a North American audience.
“HIDIVE announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Bibliophile Princess, the arresting historical drama anime based upon the light novel and manga of the same name. The series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE during the Fall 2022 season,” they said on their website.
“Bibliophile Princess is produced by studio Madhouse (NANA, Death Note) and is directed by Taro Iwasaki (One Week Friends) with series composition from Mitsutaka Hirota (Rent-A-Girlfriend). Mizuka Takahashi (sub-character design in Overlord III) provides character design. Reina Ueda (Kanao Tsuyuri in Demon Slayer) stars as Lady Eliana Bernstein alongside Ryohei Kimura (Hirotaka Wakamatsu in Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) as Prince Christopher,” HiDive added.
The show also stars Koki Uchiyama, Yuma Uchida, Wataru Hatano, Gen Satō, Yōhei Azakami, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Taku Yashiro. The music is being handled by Yūko Fukushima and Tomotaka Ōsumi.
You can watch the trailer below:
Sentai Filmworks will be releasing the show on home video.
AniList describes the synopsis as follows,
“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!”
The light novel are published by the Japan-based J-Novel Club which also produced a manga illustrated by Yui Kikuta and published for serialization in their magazine ‘Monthly Comic Zero Sum.’