When office worker Leon gets reincarnated to another world, he finds himself isekai'd into a dating sim in Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs, a light novel series written by Yomu Mishima and illustrated by Monda which was announced today that it will be adapted into a TV anime.
Alongside the reveal of a TV anime of Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs, the first trailer and visual were released, as well as the details on the lead staff and main cast members and its April 2022 premiere.
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! director Kazuya Miura will be helming Trapped in a Dating Sim TV anime alongside Shinichi Fukumoto, who will be making his first full directorial debut after being the assistant director on The Detective is Already Dead. Kenta Ihara (The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter) will be writing the series composition, while Masahiko Suzuki (monster designer on Overlord) will be adapting Monda's character designs for animation. The animation is being produced at ENGI.
The lead cast members include:
Takeo Otsuka (Takeo in Noblesse) as Leon Fou Bartfort
Kana Ichinose (Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX) as Olivia
Fairouz Ai (Jolyne Cujoh in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean) as Angelica Rapha Redgrave
The original Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs novel was self-published on the Shosetsuka ni Naro platform before being picked up by Micro Magazine's GC Novels imprint for publishing. The Yomu Mishima-written series has 8 volumes currently released in Japan, with Seven Seas Entertainment translating the light novels and manga adaptation over to English-speaking countries. Seven Seas currently has four volumes out of the light novel, describing the first volume as such:
Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a 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. Can Leon spark a revolution to change this new world order?
Source: Comic Natalie
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