More yuri (i.e., girls’ love) TV anime series coming our way, as a new promo video was recently revealed for the anime adaptation of Iori Miyazawa’s sci-fi yuri light novel series Otherside Picnic (Urasekai Picnic)! The 2nd promo video was released in the show’s official Twitter account, and you can watch it here.
The series will be directed by Takuya Sato, who also directed other yuri works Kase-san and Morning Glories as well as Fragtime. Sato will also be supervising the series scripts. Ayumi Nishibata (Kuromokuro) will be chief character designer as well chief animation director. Creature design will be done by Kazutaka Ema, art direction will be under Hiroki Matsumoto, and color design will be helmed by You Iwaida. 3D directing will be done by Yuuya Shiraishi, with Masahiro Goto in charge of editing. Music will be composed by Takeshi Watanabe (To Love-Ru).
The TV anime series will be produced by LIDEN FILMS and Felix Film. It is slated for a January 2021 release.
So far, only the voice cast for the female leads have been announced: Yumiri Hanamori (Ai Hayasaka in Kaguya-sama: Love is War) will be voicing Sorao Kamikoshi, while Ai Kayano (Sayaka Saeki in Bloom into You, Alice Zuberg in Sword Art Online: Alicization) will voice Toriko Nishina.
The digital English license rights are held by J-Novel Club, which describes the novel as such:
“Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing “that thing” and nearly dying.
Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi’s life changed. In this Otherworld, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research, for profit, and to find an important person, Toriko and Sorawo set foot into the abnormal.
A tale of two girls’ bizarre exploration and survival, brought to you by an up-and-coming Sci-fi author!”
Otherside Picnic was first launched in 2017, with four volumes released for the series so far.
Source: Anime News Network