Project No. 9, the animation studio of Winter 2018’s Ryuuou no Oshigoto!, has a new romcom anime in the works called The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten. AnimeJapan 2022’s TOHO animation booth showcased promotional artwork and announced a teaser PV of the project.
As of now, there has been no release date confirmed for Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken’s anime adaptation. Given that the series already has a PV trailer available and the official Tenshi-sama Twitter has been ramping up its promotion with follower events and prizes, there’s a chance the first episode may air as early as this year.
To celebrate achieving their follower goal of 50,000, Tenshi-sama’s Twitter announced a lottery event on March 24, 2022. One lucky person will receive a tapestry signed by the series artist and writer Hanekoto and Saeki-san, respectively. In order to enter, fans must follow the official account and retweet this post. The deadline is Thursday, March 31st.
Who makes up the voice cast of The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten?
The entire cast of The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten has yet to be announced, but the main four have all appeared on Tenshi-sama’s official website. Starring as the story’s angel, Mahiru Shiina, is Manaka Iwami — known for her role as Tohru Honda in the Fruits Basket reboot.
To the outside world, Mahiru Shiina is a perfect beauty. Popular, athletic, and kind, Mahiru easily catches the eyes of potential suitors at her school. And that’s why when her neighbor, Amane Fujimiya, catches her looking somber in the rain, he works up the courage to talk to her.
Amane Fujimiya, voiced by Taito Ben (known recently for Pretty Boy Detective Club’s Nagahiro Sakiguchi), inquires why Mahiru is seated alone in such gloomy weather. Her answer is dismissive and he takes the hint — but not before offering her his umbrella as he leaves.
The next day, Amane has a cold — something that’s bothersome to his close friend, Isuki Akazawa. Voiced by Taku Yashiro (the voice actor of Domestic Girlfriend’s protagonist Natsuo Fuji), Isuki presses Amane for more details until he finally reveals that he gave away his umbrella the day before. Of course, he refrains from mentioning that it was Mahiru he gave it to.
Noticing that he’s caught a cold, his neighbor Mahiru vows to help him get well. For her, it’s a matter of clearing her conscience. But as she cares for Amane, the shy neighbors are brought closer.
Once back at school, everything goes back to normal. Mahiru is back to being the most popular girl at school while Amane watches from the sidelines. As he listens to Itsuki gush about his girlfriend, Chitose Shirakawa, however, Amane starts to dream about the relationship with his neighbor turning into something more.
Voiced by Haruka Shiraishi (Golden Kamuy’s Asirpa), Chitose will likely not appear until a few episodes if the anime follows the manga closely. But as of now, it’s unknown how much the plot will deviate. There is also a chance fans may see her sooner than expected!
Where can I pick up The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten light novels?
Hopeful English readers are in luck! The first three volumes of the light novel have been translated and published by Yen Press. Head over to their website to find retailers to pick up the books such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. As of now, it’s unknown when the next books in the series will be available internationally. But for now, the Japanese versions can be found on the light novel’s official site.
Two new volumes of the light novel are scheduled to be released this year. Part 6 will release on May 16th and Part 7 will release on September 16, 2022. Given that the English translation is already well behind, it’s unknown if the books will see an international publication until at least 2023.
Manga readers have something to check out too! As of January of this year, a manga adaptation of the novels was serialized in Manga UP!, an electronic manga publication. The app is only available in Japan. So to download it in other regions, prospective readers will have to create a new App Store / Google Play account set to Japan. In some cases, accessing the app may require a VPN.