Big news for fans of the siscon series Eromanga Sensei!
According to an announcement that was made during a live stream by Kadokawa, there will be a spinoff manga series launching in the September issue of Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine which hits store shelves on July 27th. The character that will be featured in this spinoff is Elf Yamada from the hit series Eromanga Sensei. This is the first time that the series has gotten a spinoff series.
In the original light novel and subsequent anime adaptation, Elf Yamada is a troublesome fellow writer who quit school after graduating from elementary school. Eventually, she became a flash in the pan best selling author and had one of her novels turned into an anime which provides her with a dwindling source of income which she uses to bother the main characters. At some point, she saw Eromanga’s art though and decided to convince her to become her artist which is where most of the trouble begins.
The author of this light novel series, Tsukasa Fushimi, launched this series in 2013 after finishing another hit siscon series, Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (or simply OreImo) along with illustrator Hiro Kanzaki (who also works on Eromanga Sensei). The manga adaptation started running in May 2014 in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh and has already published the sixth compiled volume. Dark Horse has already licensed the manga series and will be releasing it in the US starting in September 2018.
The series was adapted into an anime in the spring of 2017 and Anime-Planet describes it as:
Masamune Izumi is a high school student who writes light novels. Sagiri Izumi is a shut-in who never leaves her room. A year ago, she became Masamune’s little sister. But one day, Masamune discovers a shocking twist—The artist “Eromanga Sensei,” who has been drawing illustrations for his novels, is none other than his little sister Sagiri! His cute little shut-in of a sister, who has been living under his roof, is using an obscene pen name and draws lewd illustrations?!
I’ll openly admit that I never finished this series. I started watching it once and gave up on it before giving it a second chance down the line and still being unable to complete it. I will also admit, however, that Elf Yamada was a bright spot in this series and without her, I never would’ve made it as far into the series as I did so take that for what you will.
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.