Sometimes new anime announcements come in like a slow trickle and sometimes the floodgates open and everyone announces something all at once. Guess which one happened this morning? If you guessed the latter, you win the prize of getting to read this article.
First up, it’s been revealed that the light novel series [New Life+] Young Again in Another World will be receiving a TV anime adaptation which will air this coming October. Along with this announcement came all the juicy details that you’re here for including the staff members who will be bringing this series to life though the cast is still unknown as of this writing.
Sitting in the director’s chair will be Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand, Digimon Adventure tri.). The animation will be produced by Seven Arcs while the script will be handled by a team made up of Takamitsu Kouno, Touko Machida, Koujirou Nakamura and Chabo Higurashi.
The story is described by J-Novel Club as:
When death tapped Renya Kunugi on the shoulder, he smiled and went willingly. After enjoying a nice, long life of 94 years, he was looking forward to shutting his eyes for the last time. He was, therefore, understandably upset when he woke up again in an empty space, devoid of memories, with a young girl in a tunic rambling on and on about how she’s God. So, he did what any reasonable person would have done under those circumstances: he sent the girl flying with a kick to the face. It turned out that the girl was indeed God, and she was in a pinch.
She urgently needed someone to do some interdimensional Resource smuggling, and Renya fit the bill. His mission: cross the boundary into another world, then chill for a few decades. God would handle the rest. To sweeten the deal, she offered him an eighteen-year-old body and a whole laundry list of ludicrously powerful skills, yet he remained hesitant. Then, she mentioned the food — an exotic world comes with exotic delicacies — and this sealed the deal. The next thing he knew, he was standing in a foreign land, younger, stronger, and more clueless than ever. Will he survive this world? And more importantly, will the world survive him?
The series was originally created by MINE in January 2014 and will have eighteen volumes on store shelves in Japan by the end of this week.
Jumping from light novels to manga, the next title that was announced as getting as a TV anime adaptation is the series Ueno-san wa Bukiyou created by author Tugeneko. Unfortunately, details on this one are a bit more scarce as all we know for sure is that a series has been green-lit.
Running since 2016, the plot for this series is simply described as a slice of life about a tsundere, her sidekick, and a supermassive black hole.
Lastly, we come to a series which was revealed via the cover of Shonen Jump issue 26 which is The Promised Neverland which will also be getting a TV anime at some point in the future which will have animation produced by CloverWorks.
Running in Weekly Shonen Jump since August 2016 this is a series has some credits behind it. Written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, the series was nominated for the 10th Manga Taishou awards in 2017 and again in 2018. It also was awarded the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category. By April 2018 the series had 4.2 million copies in print.
Viz Media describes the plot of the first volume as:
Emma, Norman, and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes, and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.
Author: LB Bryant
L.B. has been writing about anime professionally since August 2005. With credits that range all the way from Anime Herald to Viewster, he has seen and done it all. His favorite series include Assassination Classroom, Princess Nine, Sword Art Online, and many others. Currently he lives in the Seattle area with his many cats and his very understanding and supportive wife.