Crunchyroll, the renowned anime streaming service, has announced its plans to adapt Aya Shouoto’s popular manga, ‘The Demon Prince of Momochi House’ (Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ōji), into an anime series. The announcement was made during Crunchyroll’s panel at the Japan Expo.
The anime adaptation will be available for streaming in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS upon its release. The exact air date, however, has yet to be disclosed.
The series will feature the voice talents of Natsumi Kawaida as Himari Momochi and Takeo Ōtsuka as Aoi Nanamori/Nue. The anime is being directed by Bob Shirohata, known for his work on ‘Hetalia’ and ‘Hiiro no Kakera – The Tamayori Princess Saga’. Character design is being handled by Mariko Oka, who has previously worked on ‘Hell Girl’, ‘Hetalia’, and ‘Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan’. Yasuko Aoki of Studio Monado, known for ‘Phantom of the Idol’, is supervising the series scripts. The music composition is being done by Ayana Tsujita (‘Insect Land’) and Tomoyuki Kono (‘Romantic Killer’).
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‘The Demon Prince of Momochi House’ manga was first launched in Kadokawa’s Asuka magazine in 2013 and concluded in August 2019. Kadokawa published the manga’s 16th and final volume in October 2019. The English version of the manga was published by Viz Media’s Shojo Beat imprint, with the final volume released in October 2020.
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The manga revolves around the story of Himari Momochi, an orphan who inherits a mysterious house on her sixteenth birthday. The house, known as Momochi House, exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms. Himari is meant to act as the guardian between these two worlds. However, upon moving in, she discovers three handsome squatters already living in the house, one of whom seems to have taken over her role.
The manga has previously inspired a drama CD and a stage play in 2015. A limited sequel manga series is set to launch on July 24.