Iris’ Magical Explorer: Reborn as a Side Character in a Fantasy Dating Sim light novel is getting an anime adaptation, as announced at Kadokawa’s Sneaker Bunko 35th Anniversary Festa livestream. A teaser visual has been released as well:
The Magical Explorer: Reborn as a Side Character in a Fantasy Dating Sim (Magikaru Ekusupurora: Eroge no Yūjin Chara ni Tensei Shita kedo, Gemu Chishiki Tsukatte Jiyu ni Ikiru) light novel was first published in the Shosetsuka ni Naro website in February 2018 before Kadokawa Shoten acquired it in November 2019 and published in print with illustrations by Noboru Kannatsuki. A manga adaptation of the series with illustrations by Yukari Higa started publishing on the Young Ace Up platform in August 2020. It went on hiatus in June 2021 due to Higa’s health.
Yen Press has licensed the light novel in English, describing the first volume as:
Few titles are more revered among horndogs-(ahem) connoisseurs of Japanese erotic video games-than Magical Explorer. One day, our smut-loving hero wakes up to find he has been reincarnated into the body of the game’s dreamboat protagonist! Or rather, his hapless comic-relief best friend, Kousuke Takioto. But with his unparalleled knowledge of Magical Explorer and Kousuke’s unorthodox abilities (a scarf that doubles as a fist?), our hero vows to turn the game’s unluckiest loser into its mightiest heartthrob. In this world, nothing is out of reach when you’ve got the know-how!
You can check out a promotional video for the Magical Explorer light novel below:
Source: Official Twitter
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