‘Sugar Apple Fairy Tale’ is a fantasy light novel series written by Miri Mikawa and published by Kadokawa Shoten from 2010 to 2015. In 2023, the Japanese animation studio J.C. Staff premiered an anime adaption directed by Yōhei Suzuki. Soon after, Crunchyroll announced that had acquired the rights to produce an English dubbed version.
They announced the cast list on their website:
- Anne Halford voiced by Celeste Perez (Rin in Laid-Back Camp)
- Challe Fen Challe voiced by Ivan Jasso (Kosame in APPARE-RANMAN!)
- Mithril Lid Pod voiced by Ciarán Strange (Richard in Requiem of the Rose King)
- Hugh Mercury voiced by Ernesto Jason Liebrecht (Takt in takt op.Destiny)
- Jonas Under voiced by Matt Shipman (Reki in SK8 the Infinity)
- Cathy voiced by Naya Moreno
- Emma Halford voiced by Anastasia Muñoz (Paw in SABIKUI BISCO)
Shawn Gann works on the project as the ADR Director.
You can watch the trailer for the series below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“After her mother passes away, Ann decides to become a Silver Sugar Master like her mother—a highly regarded occupation in the country of Highland, where very few masters of the craft exist. Ann leaves for the town of Lewiston, where the royal family holds a sugar sculpture festival. To become a Silver Sugar Master, she has to win the top spot and receive a royal medal.
In this world, humans treat fairies as slaves and take one of their wings to control them. Ann reluctantly buys a fairy named Shall to be a bodyguard on her way to Lewiston. Ann is torn between setting Shall free, but needing a bodyguard on the dangerous roads to the festival.”
The Japanese publisher Hakusensha released a manga version that ran for two volumes from the Fall of 2012 to the Fall of 2014. A second manga edition was published by Kadokawa Shoten beginning in 2021 and is published in North America by Yen Press.