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Anime Adaptation of “Plus-Sized Elf” Unveils Main Staff

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Plus-Sized Elf Anime

The first promotional video for the anime adaptation of Synecdoche’s “Plus-Sized Elf” Elf-san wa Yaserarenai manga unveiled the main staff via the official website on Thursday.

Toshikatsu Tokoro, known for works such as Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!? and Hunter X Hunter: G I Final, is directing the anime at studio Elias. Katsuyuki Sato is handling character designs, with series scripts overseen by Yūki Takabayashi, who previously worked on Love Rice and Dia Horizon (Kabu). Color design is managed by Yukiko Ario, while Shinobu Takahashi serves as art director and Yoshikazu Miyagawa as the compositing director of photography.

Further staff members include Keisuke Yanagi as editor, Takayuki Yamaguchi as sound director, and Cher Watanabe as composer. The anime is slated to premiere in July.

Cast Members

The cast includes the following:

  • Ayasa Itō as Elfuda
  • Takahide Ishii as Tomoatsu Naoe
  • Rena Hasegawa as Kuroeda
  • Ayaka Fukuhara as Oga

Background Information

Plus-Sized Elf initially debuted on Wani Books’ Comic Gum website in December 2016, with the seventh compiled volume released in October 2020. Synecdoche launched Plus-Sized Elf: Second Helping (Shin Plus-Sized Elf) on LINE Manga in November 2021 as the “second season” of the original manga.

About the Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment describes the manga:

Naoe-kun, a massage therapist, is about to head home for the day when he’s saddled with a rather strange patient. This lovely lady has emerald eyes, pointy ears, and grew up in the forest–everything about her screams “elf,” except for one thing: her bodacious body. It turns out she left her world but loves junk food in this one, and now her obsession has caught up with her. Can Naoe-kun help this loveable elf girl lose the weight–and keep it off?

Source: Plus-Sized Elf Website

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