Butareba -The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig- anime revealed a new visual featuring the main heroine Jess giving a bath to the titular character Pig. Additionally, the series released a video narrated by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Pig’s voice actor, to share a few trivia about pigs. The anime is slated to premiere this October.
Studio project No.9 is animating the series, with Masayuki Takahashi as director. Deko Akao is writing the scripts, Susumu Watanabe handling character designs and Kenichiro Suehiro and Mayuko are collaborating together in composing the music. The anime previously revealed a trailer wherein Yoshitsugu Matsuoka shined as Pig.
Butareba -The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig- is based on an isekai light novel series written by Takuma Sakai and illustrated by Asagi Tohsaka. The light novel began serialization in ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint in March 2020. A manga adaptation with art by Minami has been serialized in the Seinen manga magazine Dengeki Maoh since August 2020.
The plot follows an unappealing otaku who reincarnates as a pig, after passing out while eating raw pig liver. In the new world, he meets Jess, a girl who can read minds and accepts him for who he is, but she does plan on eating him eventually. However, she is in danger, and Pig is the only one who can save her while using his new skillset which includes a refined sense of smell.
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