Publishing company Kadokawa opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Yomu Mishima's Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu (Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs) on Thursday, revealing the main staff, cast, first key visual (pictured), and first promotional video. The anime series is scheduled for an April 2022 airing.
Director: Kazuya Miura (Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu yori mo Kusoge Dattara), Shinichi Fukumoto (Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. assistant director)
Series Composition: Kenta Ihara (Ore dake Haireru Kakushi Dungeon)
Character Design: Masahiko Suzuki (Overlord II sub-character design)
Leon Fou Bartfort: Takeo Ootsuka (Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru)
Olivia: Kana Ichinose (Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.)
Angelica Rapha Redgrave: Ai Fairouz (Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?)
Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a particularly punishing dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Watch Leon spark a revolution to change this new world in order to fulfill his ultimate desire... of living a quiet, easy life in the countryside! (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
Mishima began penning the fantasy romance novel, also known by its short title MobSeka, on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in October 2017. Micro Magazine began publishing the series through its GC Novels imprint in May 2018. The eighth volume shipped on June 30, with the ninth volume scheduled for release on November 30. MobSeka has a cumulative 760,000 copies of its volumes in print.
Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the light novel and manga adaptation in English last April and December, respectively. The third novel volume shipped physically on September 21, with the fourth novel released digitally on November 18. The second manga volume shipped on October 5.