Fans of the fantasy-themed romantic comedy light novel series by Fuminori Teshima got some exciting news with the announcement that the books will receive an anime adaption. The stories began publication by publisher Hobby Japan’s HJ Bunko in 2017 with illustrations from COMTA and were nominated for Next Manga Award in 2020.
Crunchyroll said on their website, “The official Twitter account for publisher HJ Bunko announced today that an anime adaptation of Fuminori Teshima and COMTA’s An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride fantasy light novel series is currently in the works. Additional info, such as staff, cast and release date, are yet to be revealed.”
The announcement from HJ Bunko added the bonus info that original novels and comics will be released at the beginning of November 2022.
They also released a promo graphic on social media saying that the “Animation planning in progress…”
A fan wiki describes the synopsis as follows,
“Zagan is feared by the masses as an evil sorcerer. Both socially awkward and foulmouthed, he spends his days studying sorcery while beating down any trespassers within his domain. One day he’s invited to a dark auction, and what he finds there is an elven slave girl of peerless beauty, Nephy. Having fallen in love at first sight, Zagan uses up his entire fortune to purchase her, but being a poor conversationalist, he has no idea how to properly interact with her. Thus, the awkward cohabitation of a sorcerer who has no idea how to convey his love and his slave who yearns for her master but has no idea how to appeal to him begins.”
Hobby Japan released a manga version of the series in 2018 that is illustrated by Hako Itagaki for Comics Fire. It is released in English by J-Novel Club digitally.