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'Elf-san wa Yaserarenai.' Unveils Production Staff, First Promo

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The official website for the television anime adaptation of Synecdoche’s Elf-san wa Yaserarenai. (Elf can't be on a diet) manga revealed the production staff and first promotional video on Thursday. The anime is scheduled to premiere in July 2024.

Staff
Director: Toshikatsu Tokoro (Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?)
Character Design: Katsuyuki Satou (Dosanko Gal wa Namara Menkoi)
Series Composition: Yuuki Takabayashi (Love Kome: We Love Rice)
Art Director: Shinobu Takahashi (Rougo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-manmai no Kinka wo Tamemasu)
Color Design: Yukiko Ario (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken)
Director of Photography: Yoshikazu Miyagawa (Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon!)
Editing: Keisuke Yanagi (Liar Liar)
Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi (Eromanga-sensei)
Music: Cheru Watanabe (Maken-Ki!)
Studio: Elias

Synecdoche drew the comedy fantasy manga in Web Comic Gum from December 2016 to May 2021. Akita Shoten shipped the eighth and final volume in November 2021.

A sequel manga titled Shin Elf-san wa Yaserarenai. (Plus-Sized Elf: Second Helping!) began in Dokodemo Young Champion magazine in November 2021. The third volume shipped on January 18.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga and its sequel in English in November 2017 and March 2023, respectively. The eighth and final volume of the original manga was released in December 2022. The sequel manga’s third volume is scheduled to go on sale on September 10.

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Apr 18, 7:14 AM
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honestly can't say how "excited" i am for this one, but I'm defintiely interested lol
Apr 18, 10:11 AM
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+1 Isekai Let's see how a show about overweight elves who love french fries goes.... Without having read the manga, hope it makes for a good comedy.

Apr 18, 10:29 AM
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+1 Isekai Let's see how a show about overweight elves who love french fries goes.... Without having read the manga, hope it makes for a good comedy.
@SevWren I wouldn't even call it a reverse isekai, since in this universe the monster girls are fairly fully socialized into human society.
Apr 18, 10:41 AM
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@SevWren I wouldn't even call it a reverse isekai, since in this universe the monster girls are fairly fully socialized into human society.
@RobertBobert That was my impression too from the trailer. Wonder if it's just going to be "Yeah they're elves not from this world." and that's that regarding backstories.

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@RobertBobert That was my impression too from the trailer. Wonder if it's just going to be "Yeah they're elves not from this world." and that's that regarding backstories.
@SevWren Well, technically it's a reverse isekai. The MC even talks about it at the beginning of the aforementioned trailer. But other than that it looks like just a fantasy version of Monster Girls.
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+1 Isekai Let's see how a show about overweight elves who love french fries goes.... Without having read the manga, hope it makes for a good comedy.
@SevWren The comedy and quality in general of the manga was a little bit inconsistent but I think you will like this as long as you don't give after 3-4 episodes

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This is going to be a solid contender for the most visually unappealing anime ever created.
Apr 18, 12:08 PM
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The concept alone is great. The trailer looks very promising. This się might be fun, haha.
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This is going to be a solid contender for the most visually unappealing anime ever created.
@Ejrodiew Are you joking? Even if you don't have a thing for plus size women, the show still portrays them pretty nicely. It's definitely not a waifu bait show where all the female characters are extremely idealized, but it's also not a weird borderline hentai anime.
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Was convinced that this was gonna be by A-Real, but nope, it's the first full anime for a studio that has only just been put onto Mal. Not gonna lie, that aspect has me both very intrigued and very concerned.

The fact that we're not only getting a anime for this at all, but the characters are actually on model with the manga designs is already a miracle. Passione level animation would have been the cherry on top, but it was always a pipedream and very unlikely. With that being said, what I just saw did not impress. It didn't necessarily massively disappoint either, but the animation is almost shockingly average. Some shots look quite good, like the shot in the thumbnail for the PV, but actual animation wise it reminds me of some of the more meh parts to MHA's animation with the whole panel-by-panel thing. Perhaps we've been getting spoiled in recent years with the all the well animated ecchi, got to have some more average ones now and then I guess.

Is the very average animation and stiffness the price to pay for getting on-model character designs? 🤔

Obviously visuals are not everything, so I'm sure that if the characters are endearing enough or if it's funny enough it'll still be a good watch.
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As a person who's into fat ladies this is obviously a 10/10, Best of the Year 2024 anime.

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