Sasaki and Peeps anime trailer, key visual shows adaptation of fantasy comedy Sasaki to Pii-chan light novel series

Key visual for the upcoming anime Sasaki and Peeps.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Sasaki and Peeps. Pic credit: @sasaki_pichan/Twitter

On July 24, 2022, the Sasaki and Peeps’ anime official Twitter account released a new key visual by illustrator Kantoku in commemoration of the light novel getting an anime adaptation!

Sasaki and Peeps (Sasaki to Pii-chan) is a Japanese fantasy comedy light novel series written by Buncololi and illustrated by Kantoku. It was also revealed that Sasaki will be played by voice actor Tomokazu Sugita and Peeps will be played by Aoi Yuki.

You can see the full-sized illustration by Kantoku here:

Key visual for the upcoming anime Sasaki and Peeps.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Sasaki and Peeps. Pic credit: @sasaki_pichan/Twitter

You can watch the official trailer (which was released during the special program MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2022) for the upcoming anime adaptation on Kadokawa Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

Official trailer for the upcoming anime Sasaki and Peeps.

From the trailer alone we can deduce that an ordinary Japanese man’s life is turned upside down when he decides to adopt a bird that isn’t really a bird at all. Afterwards, the man ends up encountering various magical girls from other worlds.

Will one of these cute magical girls become a romance interest for the reluctant hero? This anime is sure to be a hit with isekai (parallel world/alternate world) anime fans.

What is the plot of Sasaki and Peeps?

The story centers on an ordinary salaryman named Sasaki, who due to feeling tired and unfulfilled by his dead-end job decides to spice up his life by adopting an adorable pet Java sparrow, which he names “Peeps”. However, Peeps is no ordinary bird, and is in fact a powerful sage that was reincarnated from another world named Piercarlo!

Peeps grants Sasaki magical powers and the ability to cross worlds, and the two decide to export household items from Japan to the sword-and-sorcery worlds for profit in pursuit of a leisurely lifestyle.

Unfortunately, Sasaki’s new magical powers get him mixed up in a whole other kind of supernatural struggle between powerful individuals back in Japan. Will Sasaki be able to make his dream of living a relaxing lifestyle a reality?

Where can I read the light novel or manga adaptation?

In December 2018, the light novel series originally began serialization as a web novel on the novel posting websites Kakuyomu and Shosetsuka ni Naro, before beginning publication under Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint in Janurary 2021. As of May 2022, five volumes have been released.

In January 2021, a manga adaptation illustrated by Pureji Osho began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s Shonen Ace Plus online magazine and the chapters have been gathered into two volumes as of June 2022. Yen Press has licensed the English versions of the light novel and manga for released in North America.

The staff and full cast for the TV series anime adaptation will be revealed soon. Are you looking forward to the upcoming anime Sasaki and Peeps? Let us know in the comment section below!

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