The official website for the anime adaptation of Saekisan‘s The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten light novel series revealed the opening theme song artist and the January 7 premiere date. The opening theme “Gift” will be performed by Masayoshi Ōishi.
Additionally, the website released a key visual on December 6th, to commemorate the birthday of the character Mahiru Shine.
The anime will air on Tokyo MX, BS NTV, and AT-X. The series will also have an advanced screening of the first three episodes at TOHO CINEMAS Ikebukuro in Tokyo on December 24, with cast members in attendance.
The anime’s cast includes Taito Ban as Amane Fujimiya, Manaka Iwami as Mahiru Shiina, Taku Yashiro as Itsuki Akasawa, and Haruka Shiraishi as Chitose Shirakawa.
The series is being directed by Lihua Wang at Project No.9, with Kenichi Imaizumi as supervisor. Keiichirō Ōchi is in charge of the series scripts. Takayuki Noguchi is adapting Hanekoto‘s original character designs for animation, and Moe Hyūgais composing the music.
Additional staff includes Masahiro Miyake as the art director and Tomiya Kamijou as the photography director.
The original novel series that the anime is based on was written by Saekisan and illustrated by Hanekoto. The novel series was first launched on June 15, 2019, under SB Creative’s GA Bunko imprint. The series has seven volumes and a short story collection released until September 2022.
The light novel series is released in English by Yen Press under its Yen On imprint. The story, as described by Yen Press, is:
“Mahiru is a beautiful girl whose classmates all call her an “angel.” Not only is she a star athlete with perfect grades—she’s also drop-dead gorgeous.
Amane, an average guy and self-admitted slob, has never thought much of the divine beauty, despite attending the same school.
Everything changes, however, when he happens to see Mahiru sitting alone in a park during a rainstorm. Thus begins the strange relationship between this incredibly unlikely pair!”
About The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Ma ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken) is a light novel series by Saekisan and illustrated by Hanekoto. It started publishing online on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in December 2018 and then by SB Creative in June 2019.
It features a sweet high school love story of neighbors and schoolmates, Amane Fujimiya and Mahiru Shiina. Fujimiya is an average student, while Mahiru is the school’s angel, and fate leads the two to become closer than ever.