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Anime Adaptation of Light Novel 'Lance N' Masques' Green-Lit

by Dunois
Apr 28, 2014 6:12 AM | 55 Comments
It has been announced that an anime adaptation of the light novel Lance N' Masques has been green-lit. The announcement, made by Pony Canyon, also mentions that a promotional video and more information will be released via the internet program Ponykyan Zenbu! at 8 PM JST this Friday.

The light novel series by Hideaki Koyasu (story) and Shino (art) follows a young knight named Yotaro Hanafusa who is a member of one of the last orders of knights in the 21st century. The series was launched in December 2013.

Source: ANN, Official tweet

Lance N Masques on MAL

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I'm not sure if I should update it on the first post, but this is the PV that announces it being anime adaptation:

May 3, 2014 6:13 AM by tsubasalover

gotta try this just airing 5 month and got anime, it must be good story e

May 1, 2014 11:54 AM by Gare

Looks dreadful.

Apr 29, 2014 9:47 PM by HGMCordell

Created then adapted after 5 months.... Then it must be at least enjoyable.
Hopefully something like Shokugeki no Soma get adapted.

Apr 29, 2014 6:22 PM by Arcana2105

Yup, that was fast.
Character design looks nice; I'll keep an eye on this one.

Apr 29, 2014 9:14 AM by Tengai

Looks moe as fuck.
it would be better if they slow down the pacing.

Apr 28, 2014 11:32 PM by Gridley

I bet it will be TV

Studio Gokumi itself is editor of this LN,so don't need to worry about not enough volumes.

Apr 28, 2014 8:47 PM by D-Joe

Snakes said:
NeoAnkara said:
Snakes said:
NeoAnkara said:
Hakuryuukou said:
NeoAnkara said:
I hope it only a matter of time when Psycome will get an adaptation.

My bro here know it.

Just looked this up, thanks for this. Will be looking into reading this soon if a considerable amount is translated. Regarding the announcement, I'm keen to look at this too. The girl on the cover is cute too! which is always a bonus :D
The series is good and character are likable too. It also have probably the best yandere I've ever seen.

The best Yandere you've ever seen? Well I look forward to it even more now! Wahaha

After hearing you guys talk about it and reading the synopsis that really sounds awesome ;D

Apr 28, 2014 7:51 PM by Aggron

It just started in December? It's only been 5 months and an anime adaption already 0_0

Apr 28, 2014 7:39 PM by Aggron

Not so sure about this.Might give it a chance once it comes out, but im not expecting anything.

Apr 28, 2014 5:01 PM by incompleteAEGIS

So long as it's not a case of the 1 volume premise that so many LN's have (running through their entire premise in 1 volume and then stretching the plot as thinly as possible for many novels as possible). and doesn't throw away its dignity like so many goddamn light novels out there which include tons of garbage tropes upon garbage tropes to tell its story (Including fanservice galore), i might give it a try. But the premise looks exciting, so that's already a plus for me.

Then again, good premise sometimes doesn't guarantee good executions. Take Mahouka and Black Bullet for example. Both are works brimming with potential yet gimped so badly in executions. Black Bullet ended up being so deaf narratively while Mahouka was flat out bore. The result? I dropped both shows just few days ago.

Apr 28, 2014 4:28 PM by Amiluhur

Come out only 5 months ago AND there's not even a more fleshed out, thorough synopsis?


Apr 28, 2014 3:38 PM by ChronosXIII

I like the char. design so.... maybe?

Apr 28, 2014 3:27 PM by onesnowyday_

KurizenT said:
Probably it would be a:
A) an OVA
B) half-cour or less
C) maybe it will air next year or next next year

Probably, but I sure hope not. From that meager description, this could be pretty interesting, and I'm not even a big fan of fantasy.

Apr 28, 2014 2:42 PM by einonymous

Hm, I'll watch :)
NeoAnkara said:
I hope it only a matter of time when Psycome will get an adaptation.


Apr 28, 2014 2:11 PM by SandyBoi

Must be popular?
That is a fast greenlit.

Apr 28, 2014 1:18 PM by DGemu

Nidhoeggr said:
No highschool? No normal student?
Well, that sounds better than the usual stuff! Three-episode-rule for this.


Apr 28, 2014 12:54 PM by HidamariSeashore

Further investigation (yes I really knew this little about this series) has shown that this light novel is from a label that didn't exist until late last year. Being published by PONY CANYON as it is, can we expect to see more series from this label getting announced for anime adaptations over the coming months and years?

Here are the series they publish, by the way:
Obviously some of those are adaptations themselves of things that already have anime.

Apr 28, 2014 11:51 AM by kuuderes_shadow

skyzblue said:
Couldn't even find it in Baka Tsuki. :/
Anyone knows where I can read this thing?

You realize that baka tsuki hardly have 1/1000th of the existing LN in its lists. Especially if you remove all the LN which already have an anime adaptation, the remaining list is short.
The chances of finding it in Baka tsuki (not looking down on baka tsuki btw, they're doing an awesome job, but there's just far too many LN around there for them to be translated) were far lower than the contrary.

Also, in othr words, now that this is getting an anime adaptation, there is more chance than people will start asking for the translation of this novel than before.

Also, probably a 10 episodes anime, similar to Mondaiji series, which also adapted only the volumes 1& 2.

Apr 28, 2014 11:43 AM by Zefyris

NeoAnkara said:
I hope it only a matter of time when Psycome will get an adaptation.

Unlikely, Enterbrain has too many Famitsu Bunko series that sell better than Psycome (like Hikaru, Hiera-Glaphicos, Altina, Dress na Boku[...]) and would thus be more profitable for them to make an anime of before considering making an adaptation of Psycome.

I do believe a Psycome adaptation is highly likely.
The staff there really loves the award-winning series.

Apr 28, 2014 11:10 AM by JoksPacifist

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