The Bibliophile Princess anime series will premiere on October 6
The official Twitter account of the television series Bibliophile Princess announced Monday that the anime will premiere on October 6 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Kansai TV and BS NTV.
Cast members of the anime include:
Reina Ueda in the role of Lady Elianna Bernstein
Ryohei Kimura as Prince Christopher Selkirk Ashelard
Kouki Uchiyama as Alexei Strasser
Yuma Uchida as Gren Eisenach
Wataru Hatano as Theodore Warren Ashelard
Gen Sato as Alan Ferrera
(Note: character name romanizations are not official)
Tarou Iwasaki (Ryoko's Case File, One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning) will direct the anime at Madhouse. Mitsutaka Hirota (Sweetness & Lightning, Anime-Gataris, Rent-A-Girlfriend) is in charge of the scripts for the series, and Mizuka Takahashi (overlord III sub-character design) is designing the characters. Yuka Iguchi will perform the opening theme "Prologue" and Kashitarō Itō will perform the ending theme of the anime "Kawabyōshi" (Leather Binding).
The anime is based on the light novel series Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi -hime) by Yui and Satsuki Shiina. Yui has serialized the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Be Novelists) website since September 2015. Ichijinsha started publishing the paper version of the story with illustrations by Satsuki Shiina in July 2016. Yui Kikuta launched a manga adaptation in Monthly Comic Zero by Ichijnsha - Sum magazine in August 2018.
J-Novel Club has licensed both the light novel series and its manga adaptation and is releasing them in English. J-Novel Club describes the story:
When Lady Elianna, a lover of books, sees Prince Christopher, her fiance in name only, who is dating another noble lady, she realizes that the recent rumors must be true. The prince has someone he truly loves, which means the cancellation of their engagement is both inevitable and imminent. What she doesn't realize is that this is just a superficial ripple, one of many where truth runs deep, in a conspiracy beyond her imagination!
Kadokawa has revealed a new promotional video for the television anime of the light novel series Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi -hime) by Yui and Satsuki Shiina. The video reveals more cast for the anime and also previews the opening theme of Yuka Iguchi's "Prologue" anime.
New cast members include (Note: the romanizations of the characters' names are not official):
Yohei Azakami as Irvin Olanza
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Alfred Bernstein
Taku Yashiro as Jean