Makiko Nagaoka’s teen romantic comedy ‘Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi’ (You Were Experienced, I Wasn’t, And This is How We Started Dating) light novel series is getting an anime series as a new visual promo shows. It will be produced by the Japanese animation studio by Studio Engi, a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation.
Anime News Network reports, “Hideaki Oba (Love of Kill, Pandalian, Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist) is directing the anime at ENGI. Hiroko Fukuda (Taisho Otome Fairy Tale, Gekijōban Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) is overseeing the series scripts, and Yōsuke Itō (Holmes of Kyoto, Hensuki, The Detective Is Already Dead) is designing the characters for animation based on magako’s original illustrations.”
You can check out the visual promo below:
‘Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi’ is written by Nagaoka and illustrated by magako. The Tokyo-based publisher Fujimi Shobo has been releasing the light novels through their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint since 2020.
AniList describes the synopsis as follows,
“As a punishment game, Ryuto, an introverted high school boy, was forced to confess his feelings to the beautiful Luna, whom he admired and ranked at the top of the school caste. The reply was, “Well, I’m free right now,” as she immediately said yes! The two, who are complete opposites in every way, ended up going out together…? The most sweet-and-sour adolescent love story between a sunny girl and a gloomy boy is about to begin!”
In 2022, Square Enix began publishing a manga edition of the rom-com that is illustrated by Noyama Carpaccio and serialized in the magazine ‘Gangan Online.’
Nagaoka has worked on other teen series including ‘School life 24 o’clock that should never be a romantic comedy,’ ‘Under The Middle,’ and ‘Limited time younger sister.’