The comedy manga series Otaku Elf (Edomae Elf) is inspiring a TV anime adaptation. An Otaku Elf release date is yet to be announced.
The announcement comes with an Edomae Elf trailer PV, a key visual, and information on the main cast and staff.
An official Twitter handle for Otaku Elf was also created to deliver the latest information. You can check out the official Twitter handle here.
The Otaku Elf trailer PV flaunts the anime’s unique animation style and introduces us to the main characters. Here is the trailer PV released by the production team on the Nikkatsu Anime Youtube channel:
Otaku Elf cast and staff
Only the voice actors for the two main characters have been announced. These are:
- Yuka Ozaki, best known for playing Serval in Kemono Friends, as Koito
- Ami Koshimizu, best known for playing Holo in Spice and Wolf, as Elda
Takefumi Anzai, best known for directing Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu, is directing the anime at C2C. Shogo Yasukawa (Shokugeki no Souma) is in charge of the series scripts. Takeshi Oda (Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu) is designing the characters. He is also serving as the chief animation director. Akito Matsuda (Sound! Euphonium) is composing the music.
Here is the key visual featuring Koito and Elda released by the production team:
More about the Edomae Elf series
The Otaku Elf TV anime is based on the comedy manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Akihiko Higuchi.
The story of Otaku Elf follows Elda and Koito and their unique relationship. While Elda is an elf from another world who loves playing video games, Koito is an attendant to the Takamimi Shrine, where the elf resides.
The manga has been serialized in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge magazine since June 2019. The Otaku Elf manga has been compiled into 5 volumes, with the sixth volume set to release in Japan on June 16, 2022.
Seven seas entertainment has licensed the manga for English publication. The 4th volume of the English manga is scheduled to release on June 28, 2022.
To commemorate the anime adaptation, Higuchi drew the following illustration of Elda:
You can get a chance to win this beautiful illustration if you participate in the online Twitter campaign that the Otaku Elf team is running. If you follow the official account and retweet the target tweet, you can be chosen from a lottery. Read this for more information.
For more information on the series, you can visit the official Edomae Elf anime website.