The 2019 paranormal comedy manga ‘Otaku Elf’ from creator Akihiko Higuchi has been picked up by the Japanese animation studio C2C for an anime adaptation. Set to be released in April 2023, Sentai Filmworks has acquired the license for a release in the United States through the HiDive streaming service.
“What happens when an elf gets isekai’d to our world,” asks HiDive on their website. “She becomes the local deity and centuries later, is reduced to a shut-in otaku much to the annoyance of the latest shrine priestess. Don’t miss out on the HIDIVE premiere of the Otaku Elf (Edomae Elf).”
The anime is directed by Takebumi Anzai and written by Shōgo Yasukawa. Akito Matsuda is composing the music for the animated series while Takeshi Oda acts as both the character designer and the character designer.
Yuka Ozaki (Magia Record) has been tapped to voice protagonist Koito Koganei while Ami Koshimizu (Sailor Moon Crystal) will take on the role of Elda.
You can watch the trailer below:
Anime Planet describes the synopsis as follows,
“Koganei Koito is a teenager who works as an attendant to the Takamimi Shrine. Rumors have it that a deity dwells within the shrine, but the actual resident is an immortal elf who found herself stuck on Earth some four hundred years ago. What’s more, the elf is a total shut-in who won’t go outside…and has developed a taste for video games! Now the attendants at the shrine have to cater to the elf’s love of the most modern gizmos–from handheld games to virtual reality headsets–in this charming fantasy comedy!”
Japanese singer Akari Nanawo sings the theme song “Kien Romance” while musician Cody Lee performs the ending song “Odoru Hikari.”
Kodansha releases the manga in Japan and serializes it in their ‘Shōnen Magazine Edge’ periodical. Seven Seas Entertainment acquired the rights to release Otaku Elf in the United States in 2021 for both print and digital versions.
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