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Light Novel 'Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu' Gets TV Anime in Spring 2022

by Vindstot
Nov 25, 1:00 AM | 68 Comments
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.

Staff
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)
Studio: ENGI

Cast
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?)

Synopsis
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.

A manga adaptation by Jun Shiosato began serialization under Nico Nico Seiga's Dra-Dra-Dragon Age digital manga portal—now Dra-Dra Sharp#—in October 2018. Kadokawa published the sixth volume on July 9. The publisher's ComicWalker platform also serializes the manga.

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.

MobSeka placed eighth in the tankobon category in the 2020 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings.

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Official site: https://mobseka.com/
Official Twitter: @mobseka_anime
Novel special site: https://gcnovels.jp/mobuseka/
Novel official Twitter: @mobseka

Source: Press Release

Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu on MAL

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The KV looks bad the off model is uncanny but the PV seems decent. Looks like its gonna be rushed produced anime because of how sudden to announced then the product seem bad. The staff are worrying with the latest anime of studio ENGI like Tanmoshi

10 hours ago by chriskor022

This series is, in the words of a dear friend, "the absolute conclusion to the otome Isekai trend".

Yes; it's wish fulfillment, it's an Isekai with a cynical Hikigaya-type MC, and it's a parody of both otome Isekai, as well as the isekai genre in general. But it's certainly very good at being all of those, and is about as wonderfully unhinged as you'd expect.

It was absolutely inevitable that it was going to get an anime adaptation, and though it's by ENGI, who doesn't exactly have the best track record, I think it's a fitting anime for them to make, and could be quite good if they put the proper heart into it.
Don't expect any kind of masterpiece, but do expect a lot of fun.

Dec 2, 4:15 PM by mugmoth

G0ldStark said:

So is he a passive protagonist disinterested in all plot around him? god is even worse, he is same to the protagonists of light novels of the 2000's like index 🤢


What the heck has Index got anything to do with this...


the archetype of a bland and boring protagonist.

Dec 1, 3:57 AM by G0ldStark

what have they done.......they looked amazing in the LN and the mangas.......why......why would you do this to me, fam!

Nov 29, 12:48 AM by MGtyle

Those eyes look hilarious lol. I'll check several chapters in manga out of curiosity.

Nov 28, 2:11 AM by Gear707

StalkerFairy said:
Dauphine said:


Wait.....there is actually no Gl, but it has a BL harem?!


No, I used the wrong word.(guys from otome-focused series in general always give me BL vibes)


...............actually, one of the characters late in the story started having some BL vibes with the MC. Not sure if it will be going anywhere.


Oh, ok, then i think i'll check it out since the premise sounds interesting.

Nov 27, 7:20 PM by Dauphine

G0ldStark said:
More that the MC want nothing to do with the plot but keep get drag into the plot.

So is he a passive protagonist disinterested in all plot around him? god is even worse, he is same to the protagonists of light novels of the 2000's like index 🤢


What the heck has Index got anything to do with this...

Nov 27, 3:54 PM by Laplace_kun

Dauphine said:
StalkerFairy said:


The MC's "harem" is a grand total of 2...arguably 3 girls.

The premise is he's one of the faceless nondescript person in the otome game, a "mob" character so to speak.

It's a little complex to explain in that playable heroine is no longer the playable heroine in the setting due to some shenanigans of her role being stolen by someone else. This someone else is that one that gets the BL harem.


Wait.....there is actually no Gl, but it has a BL harem?!


No, I used the wrong word.(guys from otome-focused series in general always give me BL vibes)


...............actually, one of the characters late in the story started having some BL vibes with the MC. Not sure if it will be going anywhere.

Nov 27, 7:21 AM by StalkerFairy

what happen to Angie!?? damnit

Nov 27, 6:56 AM by Uchiha_Madao

And I thought Tokyo Revengers had an ugly art style, but this... lol

Nov 26, 5:38 PM by uncultblooded

StalkerFairy said:
Dauphine said:
Sooo.....is this just a regular harem disguised as an otome game?


The MC's "harem" is a grand total of 2...arguably 3 girls.

The premise is he's one of the faceless nondescript person in the otome game, a "mob" character so to speak.

It's a little complex to explain in that playable heroine is no longer the playable heroine in the setting due to some shenanigans of her role being stolen by someone else. This someone else is that one that gets the BL harem.


Wait.....there is actually no Gl, but it has a BL harem?!

Nov 26, 12:24 PM by Dauphine

Dauphine said:
Sooo.....is this just a regular harem disguised as an otome game?


The MC's "harem" is a grand total of 2...arguably 3 girls.

The premise is he's one of the faceless nondescript person in the otome game, a "mob" character so to speak.

It's a little complex to explain in that playable heroine is no longer the playable heroine in the setting due to some shenanigans of her role being stolen by someone else. This someone else is that one that gets the BL harem.

Nov 26, 8:00 AM by StalkerFairy

The world god only knows kind of thing ? It's been a while since we had this kind of series.

Nov 26, 5:46 AM by asdlolxd_

WTF characters design huh

Nov 26, 1:45 AM by Damanks

Everything I've heard about this series makes it seem like it was written by one of those guys who think joseimuke media existing is somehow oppressing them.

Nov 25, 11:12 PM by RayReynolds

the Unending Nightmare.

Nov 25, 10:33 PM by KitsuYurikano

Sooo.....is this just a regular harem disguised as an otome game?

Also, on the site mangaupdates it says the light novel has girl's love subtext, is that true?

Also, why is everyone complaining about the art style of the anime?!? I actually think they nailed the look, at least for the main "rival?" princes, they look like bishounen 100% like they should. They look much, much better than the manga/light novel art i saw of the characters on MAL and other anime database sites at least. Ok, i admit the girls on the other hand do look.....weird.....which is probably were the beef is, since i suppose a majority (all?) of the reader base is male and thus of course cares more about how the girls look than the guys! XD

Also, the protagonist isn't even ugly to me, he does look more plain of course when compared to the princes lol.

Nov 25, 9:03 PM by Dauphine

G0ldStark said:
More that the MC want nothing to do with the plot but keep get drag into the plot.

So is he a passive protagonist disinterested in all plot around him? god is even worse, he is same to the protagonists of light novels of the 2000's like index 🤢


No, he actively try to avoid the plot, do everything to get expel but he keep failing upward.

Nov 25, 7:07 PM by ExaltedChampion

the character designs were pretty fine in the PV, though the KV just made it somehow different i guess, looking forward for the future KV.

Nov 25, 5:31 PM by Shinkei_Idai

G0ldStark said:
More that the MC want nothing to do with the plot but keep get drag into the plot.

So is he a passive protagonist disinterested in all plot around him? god is even worse, he is same to the protagonists of light novels of the 2000's like index 🤢
once you see the world he lives in you’ll understand. The first part of the lightnovel is some of the worst distasteful shit only people with ntr fetish would actually in joy

Nov 25, 4:09 PM by Travis501