On Sunday, a significant development was unveiled for the television anime adaptation of Saekisan’s light novel series “The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten” (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Ma ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken) – the announcement of a green-lit second season. This exciting news was accompanied by a teaser visual for the upcoming season, artfully crafted by the original novel’s illustrator, Hanekoto.
In the English-speaking world, Yen Press has taken up the task of publishing the light novel series. The series is charmingly described as a romantic comedy, revolving around the life of Amane, who resides alone in an apartment. Fate takes an intriguing turn when he discovers that Mahiru, the most enchanting girl in his school, lives right next door.
Despite having hardly exchanged words before, their paths intersect on a rainy day when Amane gallantly lends her his umbrella. As a gesture of gratitude, Mahiru extends her helping hand around the house, initiating a heartwarming journey where their connection gradually deepens, bringing them closer together with each passing day.
The first season starred:
- Haruka Shiraishi as Chitose Shirakawa
- Taku Yashiro as Itsuki Akasawa
- Taito Ban as Amane Fujimiya
- Manaka Iwami as Mahiru Shiina
Kenichi Imaizumi, known for his work on “Brynhildr in the Darkness” and the third season of “Kingdom,” served as the supervisor for the debut season of this project at No.9. The directorial helm was expertly guided by Li Hua Wang (name romanization pending confirmation). Steering the ship through its narrative course, Keiichirō Ōchi, renowned for scripting series like “Adachi and Shimamura” and “The Quintessential Quintuplets,” was responsible for crafting the series’ scripts.
Takayuki Noguchi, noted for adapting Hanekoto’s original character designs into animated form, lent his artistic touch to this endeavor, having previously worked on projects such as “Queen’s Blade: Rebellion” and “Cinderella Nine.” In the realm of musical composition, Moe Hyūga, celebrated for their work on “O Maidens in Your Savage Season” and “Steins;Gate 0,” provided the captivating soundtrack.
The opening theme, “Gift,” was performed by the talented Masayoshi Ōishi, while the enchanting closing theme, “Chiisana Koi no Uta” (A Little Love Song), was brought to life by the captivating vocals of Manaka Iwami.
The first season of this anime premiered on Tokyo MX on January 7th, airing at 10:30 p.m. JST. Audiences also had the opportunity to catch it on BS NTV and AT-X. For those watching from afar, Crunchyroll provided the means to stream this captivating series in real-time.
Saekisan embarked on the journey of serializing this story on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) website in December 2018. SB Creative’s GA Bunko imprint followed suit by publishing the story in print volumes adorned with illustrations by the talented Hanekoto in June 2019. To expand its reach, a manga adaptation set sail on the Manga UP! service in January 2022.
Sources: TOHO animation’s YouTube channel , Comic Natalie