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Light Novel 'Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy' Gets TV Anime

by Vindstot
Oct 3, 2020 4:03 AM | 38 Comments
Publishing company Kadokawa announced a television anime adaptation of Shuichi Nimaru's Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy (The Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose!) light novel on Saturday. The anime series is scheduled for a 2021 premiere.

Staff
Director, Character Design: Takashi Naoya (3D Kanojo: Real Girl, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku episode director, Joshiraku chief animation director)
Series Composition: Yoriko Tomita (Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama., Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru script)
Sub-character Design: Atsushi Soga (Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san chief animation director, GJ-bu prop design)
Studio: Doga Kobo

Cast
Sueharu Maru: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo)
Kuroha Shida: Inori Minase (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai)
Kachi Shirokusa: Ayane Sakura (Charlotte)
Maria Momosaka: Saori Oonishi (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
Tetsuhiko Kai: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Sword Art Online: Alicization)

Synopsis
My childhood friend Shida Kuroha seems to have feelings for me. She lives next door, and is small and cute. With an outgoing character, she's the caring Onee-san type, this being one of her greatest strengths.

...But, I already have my first love, the beautiful idol of our school, and the award-winning author, Kachi Shirokusa! Thinking about it rationally, I should have no chances with her, but, while walking home from school, she only talks to me, with a smile even! I might actually have a chance, don't you think?!

Or so I thought, but then I heard that Shirokusa already has a boyfriend, and my life took a turn for the worse. I want to die. Why is it not me?! Even though she was my first love... As I was drowning in despair and depression, Kuroha whispered.

—If it's that tough for you, then how about we get revenge? The best revenge ever, that is~ (Source: Novel Updates, edited)

Nimaru launched the romantic comedy light novel—also known by its short name Osamake—through the Dengeki Bunko imprint last June, featuring illustrations by Ui Shigure. Kadokawa will ship the fifth volume on October 10 and bundle a drama CD with the sixth volume's limited edition on February 10, 2021. Osamake has a cumulative 350,000 copies of its volumes in print.

Ryou Itou began serializing a manga adaptation in Monthly Comic Alive on November 27 last year. Kadokawa is scheduled to release the second volume on February 10, 2021, which will also include a separate drama CD with its limited edition. Pre-orders for the limited edition volume will be accepted through November 10.

Teaser PV


Official site: https://osamake.com/
Official Twitter: @osamake_project
Novel special site: https://dengekibunko.jp/special/osamake/

Source: Press Release, Comic Natalie

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy on MAL

20 of 38 Comments Recent Comments

jc9622 said:
I swear to god, if I watch this anime and any other girl, aside from the childhood friend, wins then this shit automatically gets a 1/10 and I'm suing the author for false advertising since the title clearly says "...where the childhood friend won't lose" lol. I just want a romance anime where the childhood friend wins; is that so hard to ask for?? 😭😭

Also, Doga Kobo is animating this show huh? This is an insta-watch for me.


The series is still going so there is a chance for her :)

Nov 19, 2020 8:08 AM by RielleLeigh

Can't wait for this one to come out :)

The light novel was amazing, and I can't wait to see the scene where Kuro rejects Haru animated XD

Nov 19, 2020 8:03 AM by RielleLeigh

the childhood friend is already the best girl. if she doesnt win then im out

Oct 11, 2020 8:56 PM by merope28

Oh yeah the modern light novel title way.

Based on the cast it's worth hearing, but the based on synopsis, it looks like a regular romcom, with a twist to live up on its title. I guess, I'm gonna check this out.

Oct 7, 2020 1:17 AM by kevx66

YorukaWaifu said:
StalkerFairy said:
Strange choice. From what little of the manga I read, it didnt really go anywhere.

I'd rather they do an adaptation of "My childhood friend's sister is annoying only to me". At least that has something.


The manga adaptation is pretty bad but the LN is very popular in Japan.

Tomodachi no Imouto ga Ore ni Dake Uzai is going to be adapted for sure in the future (it's always at the top LN sales), and I hope that Otonari no Tenshi-sama and Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta gets adapted too.

It finally seems like the light novel industry is leaving isekai genre behind, in favor of other genres such as romantic comedy and "pure" fantasy.


Anime adaptatios happening and the LN industry are two different things, which even so, anime adaptations of LN aren't the majority for isekai for ages.

Oct 4, 2020 9:57 PM by Shinobihost

Well, we have trio cast from gochiusa + 2 lead cast from sao, however minus alice

Btw, if tsugu join gochiusa cast, he will have another route to find other harem beside them (kayanon, inorin, ayaneru and onishi).

And also if kayanon join this cast, tsugu will have many route to find what happen if he dating them (including eugeo)

Oct 4, 2020 9:31 PM by reny1966nanin

StalkerFairy said:
Strange choice. From what little of the manga I read, it didnt really go anywhere.

I'd rather they do an adaptation of "My childhood friend's sister is annoying only to me". At least that has something.


The manga adaptation is pretty bad but the LN is very popular in Japan.

Tomodachi no Imouto ga Ore ni Dake Uzai is going to be adapted for sure in the future (it's always at the top LN sales), and I hope that Otonari no Tenshi-sama and Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta gets adapted too.

It finally seems like the light novel industry is leaving isekai genre behind, in favor of other genres such as romantic comedy and "pure" fantasy.

Oct 4, 2020 12:50 PM by removed-user

Character design looks good, I heard that Ui Mama made it. I hope it won’t be like generic rom-com series. Looking forward to it.

Oct 4, 2020 9:56 AM by z00nex

Strange choice. From what little of the manga I read, it didnt really go anywhere.

I'd rather they do an adaptation of "My childhood friend's sister is annoying only to me". At least that has something.

Oct 4, 2020 9:50 AM by StalkerFairy

jc9622 said:
I swear to god, if I watch this anime and any other girl, aside from the childhood friend, wins then this shit automatically gets a 1/10 and I'm suing the author for false advertising since the title clearly says "...where the childhood friend won't lose" lol. I just want a romance anime where the childhood friend wins; is that so hard to ask for?? 😭😭

Also, Doga Kobo is animating this show huh? This is an insta-watch for me.
Bruh the title said she won't lose, not she'll win. Status quo ending incoming :D

Oct 4, 2020 1:04 AM by Renkini

Man... Do we really another one of these again?

Oct 4, 2020 12:27 AM by 2shizukasensei88

I dropped the manga like 4 chapters in because that shit sucks, I'm still gonna watch the anime though but with rock bottom expectations, I'd be surprised if it ended up half as good as Oresuki.

Oct 3, 2020 2:53 PM by ClickBaitBuster

Wow guys look its another shitty "meta" light novel adaptation that definitely won't end up just being like any other generic light novel.

Oct 3, 2020 2:12 PM by NoktoH

More garbage harems ...
Skip

Oct 3, 2020 1:06 PM by tragedydesu

Tsugutsugu x Inorin for the win.

Oct 3, 2020 1:04 PM by Venom_

Matsuoka strikes again with his harem and his best friend, only Kayano is missing.

Oct 3, 2020 12:42 PM by asdlolxd_

Damn, this cast member tho 👏👏👏

Also, doga kobo animated this series??? Gonna watch this

Oct 3, 2020 12:42 PM by maszoel

The title is a lie.

Oct 3, 2020 12:08 PM by MrAwesome2018

but childhood friend deserve to lose.

Also I didnt think oresuki will have 2nd anime adaptation but differently.

Oct 3, 2020 12:07 PM by _Ako_

OF COURSE it's Yoshitsugu.

The Harem King continues to reign supreme lol

Oct 3, 2020 11:31 AM by Attackonfiller