There’s a whole hoard of anime adaptations that have just been announced for the spring season. So, here’s a round-up of all the manga-based series, plus one MMO-inspired show for good measure.
First off, Cyberstep’s fantasy MMORPG Onigiri is being adapted as a series which will broadcast in April. In the game, Oni and her fellow Youkai coexist with humans, and they must defend the realm from the wrath of a chaotic god. Kamigui was once locked away by the Sun goddess Amaterasu Oomikami, but, as it often happens, he can’t be restrained forever.
The next offering from Wataru Watari, author of the light novel series My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, will be the Dengeki seiyuu idol series Girlish Number. The publishing imprint’s festival in Akihabara on March 13th will feature a presentation of the cast for the anime, based on the novels by Watari and artist QP:flapper of Celestial Method.
Shogakukan, meanwhile, have announced their plans to bring Nao Maita’s shoujo manga 12-sai into the anime world. The ongoing series from 2012 follows the naïve joys and dramas in the school life of a girl aged 12, and was previously made into an OVA starring Monster Musume’s Lala, Ai Kakuma.
And finally, Dengeki Maoh have introduced the main cast for the anime based on Muru Imigi’s manga Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! (There’s a Problem With This Art Club!). The 2012 ongoing rom-com sees the friendship between a sensible girl, a boy who might be a promising artist if he wasn’t so fixated on his 2D waifus, and their idle club president play out in their school days. Mizuki Usami is portrayed by Monster Musume’s Papi, Ari Ozawa, while The Heroic Legend of Arslan’s star Yūsuke Kobayashi voices Subaru Uchimaki, and KanColle‘s Fubuki, Sumire Uesaka, plays Colette.