HIDIVE Secures Rights for “Shut-In Vampire Princess” Anime

(Last Updated On: September 7, 2023)

On Wednesday, HIDIVE made an exciting announcement, revealing its acquisition of the television anime adaptation of Kotei Kobayashi’s light novel series, “The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess” (Hikikomari Kyūketsuki no Monmon). This much-anticipated series is set to grace screens during the fall 2023 season, with HIDIVE proudly taking up the mantle to stream it.

Mark your calendars for October 7, as that’s when this captivating anime will make its debut. Tokyo MX and BS-NTV are the chosen platforms where fans can immerse themselves in the world of “The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess.”

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The anime stars:

  • Yōko Hikasa as Karen Helvetius
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Villhaze
  • Tomori Kusunoki as Terakomari Gandesblood
  • Manaka Iwami as Sakuna Memoir
  • Fairouz Ai as Nelia Cunningham
  • Miyuri Shimabukuro as Karla Amatsu
  • Saku Mizuno as Tio Flat
  • Reina Ueda as Melca Tiano
  • Sora Amamiya as Millicent Bluenight

Tatsuma Minamikawa, known for his work on “Wave, Listen to Me!” and “Fire Force,” is at the helm as the director for the series under the banner of project No.9. Handling the series composition is Keiichirō Ōchi, acclaimed for his work on “The Quintessential Quintuplets” and “The Demon Girl Next Door.”

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Anime

Tomoyuki Shimoya, recognized for his character design prowess in “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma,” is responsible for the captivating character designs. And the musical genius behind the score is none other than Gō Shiina, renowned for his work on “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.”

For the sonic journey of this anime, we have the sensational fripSide, who will grace us with their artistry in the opening theme song, “Red Liberation.” Meanwhile, the enchanting MIMiNARI will serenade us with the ending theme song, “Nemurenai feat. Kusunoki Tomori.”

Yen Press holds the esteemed license for the novels, which delve into the intriguing tale of a reclusive vampire known as Terakomari, affectionately called Komari. She awakens from her slumber to an unexpected promotion to the position of an army commander.

However, her new squad is notorious for its rebellious nature. Komari, despite hailing from a prestigious vampire lineage, bears a deep aversion to blood, rendering her an embodiment of mediocrity – frail, uncoordinated, and inept in the realm of magic. With the odds stacked against her, she embarks on her journey to success, guided by her unwavering maid.

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SB Creative Corp. embarked on the publication of these novels in January 2020, adorned with exquisite illustrations by the talented riichu. Additionally, riichu breathed life into the story through a manga adaptation that graced Square Enix’s Big Gangan magazine in December 2021.


Source | Press Release

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