Sweetness & Lightning’s Tarou Iwasaki is in charge of the anime at Madhouse studio
Kodoani.com – Ichijnsha announced on Friday that the light novel series Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi-hime) by Yui and Satsuki Shiina is adapting a television anime to premiere this year. Tarou Iwasaki (Ryoko’s Case File, One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning) is directing the anime at Madhouse. Mitsutaka Hirota (Sweetness & Lightning, Anime-Gataris, Rent-A-Girlfriend) is in charge of the anime series’ scripts. Mizuka Takahashi (Overlord III’s minor character designer) is designing the characters.
J-Novel Club has licensed both the light novel series and the manga adaptation, and is releasing them in English. J-Novel Club describes the story:
When bookgirl Elianna discovers Prince Christopher – betrothed only in her name – is dating another noble lady, she realizes the recent rumors must be true. The prince already has someone he truly loves, which means annulment of their engagement is inevitable and fast approaching. What she doesn’t realize is that this is just a harbinger of a storm — one of many where the truth lies deep in a conspiracy beyond her imagination!
Yui has serialized the manga on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let’s Be Novelists) website since September 2015. Ichijinsha published the first volume of the print version with illustrations by Satsuki Shiina in July 2016. Ichijinsha will publish the sixth novel volume on February 2. The J-Novel Club releases the fifth novel in English in March 2021.
Yui Kikuta launched a manga adaptation in Ichijnsha’s Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine in August 2018. Ichijinsha published the manga’s fifth volume in May 2021. J-Novel Club published the second volume in English in May 2021.