The Bibliophile Princess anime release date is in October 2022. The announcement for the anime adaptation was made in January this year, and now a trailer PV has been released, revealing the Fall 2022 premiere date. Alongside the premiere date, the main cast for the anime has also been announced.
The trailer introduces us to the main characters and gives us a general idea about the aesthetics of the show. Here is the trailer PV released by the production team on the Kadokawa Anime Youtube channel:
Main cast and staff for the Bibliophile Princess anime
Reina Ueda, best known for playing Kanao Tsuyuri in Kimetsu no Yaiba, will voice Lady Elianna in the anime. And Ryohei Kimura, best known for playing Koutarou Bokuto in Haikyuu!!, will voice Prince Christopher.
Tarou Iwasaki, best known for directing Sweetness & Lightning, is directing the anime at Studio Madhouse. Mitsutaka Hirota (Rent-a-Girlfriend) is in charge of series composition, with Mizuka Takahashi designing the characters.
Here is the visual released by the production team:
More about the series
The Bibliophile Princess or Mushikaburi-hime anime is based on the light novel series of the same name written by Yui and illustrated by Satsuki Shiina. The novel was first serialized online from September 2015 to January 2022 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro.
The series was later acquired by Ichijinsha in 2016, and it has since released six volumes. In August 2018, the series was adapted into a manga with art by Yui Kikuta. The manga was serialized in Ichijinsha’s Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine.
The light novels and manga are both licensed by J-Novel Club for English release in North America. J-Novel Club describes the story as:
When book-loving Lady Elianna spots Prince Christopher—her betrothed in name only—consorting with another noble lady, she realizes the recent rumors must be true. The prince has someone he truly loves, which means the annulment of their engagement is both inevitable and fast approaching. What she doesn’t realize is that this is merely a surface ripple—one of many where the truth runs deep, in a conspiracy surpassing her imagination!
For more information, you can visit the official Bibliophile Princess anime website.