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'Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru' Spin-off Novel Announced

by Snow
Jun 30, 2015 10:45 AM | 22 Comments
Dengeki G's has opened the official website for the upcoming light novel Nogi Wakaba wa Yuusha de Aru (Wakaba Nogi is a Hero) today. The new series is a spin-off of the original anime Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru and will begin its serialization in the September issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, to be released on July 30.

Based on the original concept by Akame ga Kill's creator Takahiro, Nogi Wakaba wa Yuusha de Aru will be written by Akashiro Aoi (scriptwriter for this season's Arslan Senki) and illustrated by BUNBUN (original character designer and artist of the franchise's previous works).



Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru (Yuki Yuna is a Hero) aired for one cours in Fall 2014, and its first BD/DVD volume sold more than 11,708 copies after its initial release. It has since received a manga adaptation and several light novel spin-offs. The anime was licensed for US distribution and dubbed in English by Ponycan US; the second BD/DVD volumes were released on June 10.

Official website: http://yushadearu.jp/nogiwakaba/

Source: Dengeki

News submitted by kuuderes_shadow

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As a pretty big YuYuYu fan I'm excited for this. From what information I've gathered it takes place 300 years before the events of the anime, and judging that that was when the apocalypse basically went down I'm expecting this to be pretty dark.

Jul 4, 2015 7:30 PM by MoreThanBored

gr8 news, now we can see 20x more suffering

Jul 1, 2015 6:54 AM by Vanschia

mlcdl said:
As long as it would connect to Washio Umi/Yuuki Yuuna and still manage to be as interesting as those two, I'm fine with this. Beside, Arslan Senki TV is quite consistent so their is hope for it.

And I don't see Yuuki Yuuna season 2 coming as the anime itself already have a good ending if combined to its prequel(Washio Umi).

But he was the screenwriter for like 3 episodes, not the whole series.

Jul 1, 2015 3:20 AM by Zefyris

YuYuYu!!!

Well, seeing those changes I just hope they do not disappoint the franchise, it was a quite nice surprise :)

Jun 30, 2015 6:20 PM by -Panda_Hero-

As long as it would connect to Washio Umi/Yuuki Yuuna and still manage to be as interesting as those two, I'm fine with this. Beside, Arslan Senki TV is quite consistent so their is hope for it.

And I don't see Yuuki Yuuna season 2 coming as the anime itself already have a good ending if combined to its prequel(Washio Umi).

Jun 30, 2015 5:23 PM by mlcdl

The news was good, until I saw who's writing it. Why not Takahiro. Or at least a writer with some experience.

Jun 30, 2015 4:20 PM by Zefyris

Paulo27 said:
Mecasonic said:
I don't really understand why they're making a random screenwriter write it instead of Takahiro himself.
Takahiro is busy working on S2.


Season 2 when? Meh, he could at least have a little input, I think.

Jun 30, 2015 3:29 PM by FukuSencho

Paulo27 said:
Mecasonic said:
I don't really understand why they're making a random screenwriter write it instead of Takahiro himself.
Takahiro is busy working on S2.
Oh goody, more edgy magical girls!

Jun 30, 2015 3:22 PM by Hongu

Mecasonic said:
I don't really understand why they're making a random screenwriter write it instead of Takahiro himself.
Takahiro is busy working on S2.

Jun 30, 2015 2:44 PM by Paulo27

I don't really understand why they're making a random screenwriter write it instead of Takahiro himself.

Jun 30, 2015 2:24 PM by Mecasonic

You have no idea how I felt reading the 'Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru' part just for it to be followed by spin-off novel, god damn it.

LastChapter said:
Supposedly, this takes place before the Yuuki Yuuna sequel Sonogo no Sonoko. If any series of the Yuuki Yuuna franchise should get an anime adaption, Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru is my top choice since it is the prequel to the main series, not to mention giving background information of characters that appeared in the anime such as Sonoko.
Makes no sense, I'd have to go check but I'm lazy right now but didn't Sonogo no Sonoko happen right after the main series? How is this in between? (I guess, thinking about it, the girls could have been replaced with another group right away but that doesn't sound good at all, especially with how they "drove the Vertex away for a while" at the end).
And yes, Washio Sumi needs a movie adaptation asap, really begging for it.

Overall though, I'm not sure how I feel about this, this series is very, very easy to milk, just change the characters and recycle the story with a few changes and you're golden, and after the less than stellar ending that the TV series had I say a second season has to be treated very carefully, there were a couple hints that they left towards the end that could easily be turned into another season (stuff like Yuuna's fainting in the final play, for example) but the ending still left that "eh, this needed another cour, not a sequel", bet this series turning out to be so popular was a huge suprise to them and a second cour would have likely happened if it was always this popular, oh well.
Still, can't say I'm looking forward to this spin-off that much, doubt it'll be bad but there's other things to do before it.

Jun 30, 2015 1:45 PM by Paulo27

One of the very few that I've dropped on episode 1. Yuuki Yuuna!

Jun 30, 2015 1:44 PM by Infatuate

Since Arslan Senki's scriptwriter is composing this spin-off, it might also be pretty good.

I'm assuming Wakaba is Sonoko's sister, going by that they both have the same last name?

Jun 30, 2015 1:01 PM by Vindstot

kuuderes_shadow said:
LastChapter said:
The announcement of the novel was made in the early parts of June, but nonetheless I am glad light novel news are getting more publicity.
The title was announced on 12th June, but nothing else about it was officially known until yesterday/earlier today (depending on your time zone), although a few details were leaked 3 days ago. The website is new today/late yesterday Japan time
Those facts are indeed indisputable.

Jun 30, 2015 12:11 PM by LastChapter

LastChapter said:
The announcement of the novel was made in the early parts of June, but nonetheless I am glad light novel news are getting more publicity.


The title was announced on 12th June, but nothing else about it was officially known until yesterday/earlier today (depending on your time zone), although a few details were leaked 3 days ago. The website is new today/late yesterday Japan time

Jun 30, 2015 12:01 PM by kuuderes_shadow

I really hope other animated season :)

Jun 30, 2015 11:25 AM by yakami95

The announcement of the novel was made in the early parts of June, but nonetheless I am glad light novel news are getting more publicity. Supposedly, this takes place before the Yuuki Yuuna sequel Sonogo no Sonoko. If any series of the Yuuki Yuuna franchise should get an anime adaption, Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru is my top choice since it is the prequel to the main series, not to mention giving background information of characters that appeared in the anime such as Sonoko.

Jun 30, 2015 11:18 AM by LastChapter

Since there really isn't a need for a second season, this spinoff could be adapted into a 1 cour anime instead.

Jun 30, 2015 11:10 AM by Hoppy

Meh.

Jun 30, 2015 11:09 AM by Tenth

I wonder if this will be adapted into an anime in the future. Somewhat interested.

Jun 30, 2015 10:59 AM by Stark700

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