‘She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man’ is an isekai novel series written by Hirotsugu Ryusen, which launched in 2012. Its readership led to the development of a manga published by Micro Magazine and illustrated by Fuzichoco with Seven Seas Entertainment licensing an English translation in 2016.
Due to its popularity, it has been announced that the Japanese animation production company Studio A-Cat is developing an anime adaption with Keitaro Motonaga directing and Takamitsu Kouno handling the writing duties. It is set to be released on January 11, 2022, with a trailer to celebrate the occasion.
“She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man has returned to impart us with more wisdom about the upcoming fantasy series! The anime’s fourth visual, depicting Mira and “her” past identity Danblf, was released along with an English-subbed trailer, additional cast and a January 11 premiere date,” Funimation said on their website. “The new trailer gives us a preview of the ending theme, “Ambitious” by Erabareshi (My First Girlfriend is a Gal), and introduces the new voices of Yui Horie (My Senpai is Annoying), Ayane Sakura (The Quintessential Quintuplets) and Isao Sasaki (Gatchaman) as we traverse the world of Arkite.”
They describe the synopsis as follows, “The story follows avid VRMMO-RPG player Sakimori Kagami, who redesigns his sagely character Danblf as a young girl one night on a whim. So, when he suddenly wakes up in the world of Ark Earth Online, he—or rather she—is forced to assume the identity of Mira, and convince the world that she is the pupil of “his past self” that disappeared 30 years prior.” They add, “Taking on the role of a young man as an old man as a young girl is Nichika Omori (Darwin’s Game), accompanied by Ayumu Murase (Haikyu!!) as Solomon, king of the Arkite kingdom, and Hinata Minami (Ranking of Kings) as Luminaria, a powerful sorcerer and one of the Nine Wise Men of Arkite.”
Kumi Horii of ‘Infinite Stratos 2’ fame will be handling the character designs.
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