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Anime Project of 'Zaregoto' Light Novel Series Announced

by Stark700
May 5, 2016 8:39 AM | 105 Comments
A special page on author NisiOisiN's official website has announced an anime project of the Zaregoto light novel series.

Zaregoto was originally published between 2002 and 2005 by Kodansha for a total of nine volumes. Del Rey Manga published the first two volumes in English in 2008 and 2010. The first volume, Kubikiri Cycle, is the winner of the 23rd Mephisto Prize, a literary award for unpublished genre fiction novels. The series also placed first in the 2006 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel is Amazing!) rankings in Light Novels category.

Synopsis
The story revolves around the protagonist "I" and the murders and mysteries he encounters. He tries in vain to stay out of the story, but instead he always gets dragged into the center of everything. Even though it seems that he contributes a lot, he always finds out that whatever he did was meaningless in the end.

Official site: http://purelove.ni.siois.in/

Source: Kai-You

Zaregoto Series on MAL

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TheDeadApostle said:

It's an OVA. 8 eps for the first book.


Okay that makes sense. I was almost worried it would be like some short random OVA like for Ancient Magus Bride.

Aug 19, 2016 11:37 AM by Ahenshihael

Fuck yes!!! It was closer than I thought.

Fai said:
OVA ? :(

I hope its OVA in sense of LOTGH. Otherwise this makes no sense :(


It's an OVA. 8 eps for the first book.

Aug 19, 2016 11:22 AM by TheDeadApostle

OVA ? :(

I hope its OVA in sense of LOTGH. Otherwise this makes no sense :(

Aug 19, 2016 9:33 AM by Ahenshihael

@edge13 I know thanks, it's confirmed there, saw the link on animesuki earlier.
http://zaregoto-series.com
and especially there :
http://zaregoto-series.com/#goods

Maybe worth submitting a news, especially since we're getting at least 2 seiyuu and so on as well.

Aug 19, 2016 8:35 AM by Zefyris

Key Visual

Zefyris said:

Seems like it was a CM they saw with the monogatari movie .So that would make it OVA indeed. The question is, OVA series or just single OVA? Seems too short for one book, so probably ova series?

Nice choice of seiyuu btw.

confirmed as 8 Vol.OVA

Aug 19, 2016 8:19 AM by edge13

edge13 said:
http://yaraon-blog.com/archives/90306
OVA
Ii-chan voiced by Yuki Kaji
Tomo voiced by Aoi Yuuki

,so its not tv series?

Seems like it was a CM they saw with the monogatari movie .So that would make it OVA indeed. The question is, OVA series or just single OVA? Seems too short for one book, so probably ova series?

Nice choice of seiyuu btw.

Aug 19, 2016 2:57 AM by Zefyris

http://yaraon-blog.com/archives/90306
OVA
Ii-chan voiced by Yuki Kaji
Tomo voiced by Aoi Yuuki

,so its not tv series?

Aug 18, 2016 10:06 PM by edge13

Oh, I missed that enws completely.
It's an interesting work to put into anime; although, as a mystery novel it uses stuff that I don't especially appreciate, like unreliable narrator and the like, so I wouldn't call it "very good" either.
Not the best LN's adaptation we're getting soon, but still, it should be interesting. Plus, we'll get to see Jun Aikawa animated. Should be worth it just for this I suppose x).

May 16, 2016 4:33 AM by Zefyris

Sounds hype, I hope Shaft gets this.

May 7, 2016 7:33 PM by Protaku

OMFG YES!!!

Now if i could get a copy of volume 1 without paying $60 that would be nice too.

May 7, 2016 7:22 AM by rebx12

Snappynator said:
I couldn't find a single english translation for this LN, so guess I'll just have to make do with the anime.

the first 2 volume is available
you can find them easily if you do some googling
I'm not quite sure but i think there's up to 5 volumes translated

May 6, 2016 2:29 PM by monali

wow i never thought this day would come

May 6, 2016 11:39 AM by Bartoldi

great news

didn't read the LN but I know it's a mystery story, so yeah great news

May 6, 2016 11:06 AM by Sherlupin

I couldn't find a single english translation for this LN, so guess I'll just have to make do with the anime.

May 6, 2016 8:13 AM by Snappynator

Stark700 said:
Yay, glad to see this getting an anime adaptation. No staff announced yet but I full expect Shaft as the studio.


The site's code mentions SHAFT.

May 6, 2016 5:28 AM by puraragi

Checking this out.
Hopefully they'll have an anime spot for it in MAL soon, cuz I might forget about it

May 6, 2016 4:04 AM by ZoroZoldyck

So excited for this. Just need an air date now and them to confirm SHAFT and the rest of the staff. Hope it's 2-cour.

May 6, 2016 12:09 AM by CapedBaldy21

Oooooooooooooohh!
It's a surprise.

May 5, 2016 5:58 PM by sevenPocky

I can't believe that we will see this series animated, wasn't expecting

The hype never ends, this will be another fantastic collab with Shaft and Nishio ;'D

May 5, 2016 5:41 PM by Thelight52

First step hooray hopefuly they will also animate the Manga Spin-Off :)

May 5, 2016 5:29 PM by MadnessKreep

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