Coffin Princess Chaika Light Novel Series Gets Anime

The publisher Fujimi Shobo has announced that an anime adaptation of Ichiro Sakaki’s fantasy light novel series Hitsugi no Chaika (Coffin Princess Chaika) has been green-lit.

The story follows a retired soldier named Toru Acura, who is having trouble reintegrating into society now that the war is over. Simply meandering through his life, Toru meets Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old sorceress carrying a coffin, and decides to travel with her in the hopes finding meaning and purpose to his life again. The two travel with Toru’s adopted sister, Akari, who is employed and the only source of income for Toru.

The light novel series was launched in 2010, with illustrations by Namaniku ATK. It has already been adapted into a manga by Shinta Sakayama, and a four-panel comic by Kanikama.

Date A Live Cast and Crew Announced

Japanese publisher Fujimi Shobo has announced the main cast and crew of the anime adaptation of Koushi Tachibana light novel series Date A Live. The anime is set for release in 2013.

Cast list:

  • Shido Itsuka: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Tohka Yatogami: Marina Inoue
  • Kotori Itsuka: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Origami Tobiichi: Misuzu Togashi
  • Yoshino: Iori Nomizu
  • Kurumi Tokisaki: Asami Sanada
  • Tamae Okamine: Kaori Sadohara
  • Mana Takamiya: Misato
  • Reine Murasame: Aya Endo

The series will be directed by Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand, Getbackers) and Hideki Shirane (Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Kill Me Baby) will be in charge of scriptwriting. The music of the series will be provided by Go Sakabe (The price of Tennis Musical), along with the sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto). Other members of the cast include Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven’s Lost Property) as the visual director, Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) will be doing the character design based on the original drawings and Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) is designing the mecha. Sweet Arms will be performing the theme song.