The previously announced Karasu wa Aruji wo Erabanai anime adaptation has revealed the first trailer and new key visual, long with an April 2024 release date. Studio Pierrot is animating the anime series. Check out the trailer.
The main cast includes Mutsumi Tamura as Yukiya and Miyu Irino as Wakamiya. Yoshiaki Kyogoku is directing the series, with Yukiko Yamamuro writing the script. Meanwhile, Takumo Norita is designing the characters and Eishi Segawa is composing the music.
The official website for the anime series describes the story as:
YUKIYA is the lackluster second son of a regional boss in the North House territory. His younger brother has overtaken him in academics. He is no good at sword battle, either. Not that this ever bothers him. So it comes as a shock when this boy, who claims to have no ambition whatsoever, is the one chosen to attend the Imperial Prince in Court–. What awaits YUKIYA and his new master is intrigue, murder, a mysterious drug, and invasion from an unexpected enemy. Can they save the world of Yatagarasu (three-legged crows of Japanese myth)?
The Karasu wa Aruji wo Erabanai anime adaptation adapts a novel series of the same name by Chisato Abe, and is the second installment of the Yatagarasu fantasy novel series. A manga adaptation by Natsumi Matsuzaki began serialization in 2020 in Kodansha’s Evening magazine, before being moved to Comic Days app in 2021.
The prequel, Karasu ni Hitoe wa Niawanai was also serialized in the manga format on the Comic Days platform from 2018 to 2020. Kodansha is publishing it in English, under the A Raven for All Seasons title, on its K-MANGA app, which describes the plot as:
With over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide, discover the manga adaptation of this super popular Japanese fantasy novel written by the youngest Seicho Matsumoto Award-winning author in history! In the land of Yamauchi, a world dominated by “Yatagarasu” instead of humans, it’s time for the Crown Prince to choose his Queen. Four princesses are sent to the palace by four great noble families who are fiercely fighting for power in the Imperial Court. They all have their own reasons for wanting to become Empress, and many shocking developments happen along the way. In the end, who will be selected by the prince?
Source: Official Website
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