Mareho Kikuishi’s Your Forma light novel series is getting an anime adaptation, as announced earlier during Dengeki Bungo’s 30th Summer Festival Event. Tsubata Nozaki, the illustrator of the light novel, is credited for the original character designs but further details on the staff have not been revealed. Check out the teaser trailer:
The light novel started serialization in 2021 under ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint. There are currently five volumes out with the sixth one scheduled for this August. Yen Press is publishing the Your Forma light novels in English and describes the plot as:
In an alternate 2023, the Your Forma, a miraculous “smart thread” technology initially developed to treat a massive outbreak of viral encephalitis, has become an integral part of daily life. But these convenient devices come with an invasive drawback—they record every sight, sound, and even emotion their users experience.
For electronic investigator Echika Hieda, diving into peoples’ memories via the Your Forma and hunting for evidence to solve the toughest crimes is all part of a day’s work. The problem is, she’s so good at what she does that her assistants literally fry their brains trying to keep up with her. After putting one too many aides in the hospital, the top brass finally furnish Echika with a partner on her level, a brilliant yet cheeky android named Harold Lucraft. Does this unlikely duo have what it takes to resolve their mutual suspicions and avert a deadly technological infection from sweeping across the globe before it’s too late?
Your Forma won the 27th Dengeki Novel Prize. Author Kikuishi commented on the announcement saying: “I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to have an anime adaptation. I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the production team, and I myself was also very inspired by them. Please look forward to the rebirth of Your Forma as an animation work.” A manga adaptation of the novel by Yoshinori Kisaragi is also ongoing, with Yen Press doing the English releases.
The official website for the anime has been launched.
Source: Press Release
©Mareho Kikuishi 2023, Tsubata Nozaki