Kadokawa revealed on Friday that an anime adaptation of Y.A.’s Hachinantte Sore wa Inai Deshou! (The Eighth Son? That Can’t Be Right!) light novel series has been green-lit. The announcement did not reveal the format or debut date for the anime. The light novels’ illustrator Fuzichoco (R.O.D Rehabilitation) drew an illustration to celebrate the announcement.
The novels’ story begins with Shingo Ichinomiya, a normal, average employee for a trading company. He wakes up one day to find himself inhabiting the body of Wendelin — a five-year-old boy, and the eighth son of a destitute noble family in a fantasy world.
Y.A. began serializing the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let’s Become Novelists) website in June 2013, and ended it in March 2017. Kadokawa began publishing the story in print volumes with illustrations by Fuzichoco in September 2015. Kadokawa published the 14th volume on September 25, and will ship the 15th volume on December 25.
Hiroki Kusumoto has been drawing a manga adaptation of the story on Kadokawa‘s ComicWalker website since 2015. Kadokawa published the manga’s fifth volume on March 22, and will ship the sixth volume on January 21.
Kadokawa published a “Volume 10.5” booklet of the light novel series with a drama CD in February 2017. The drama CD starred Takuma Terashima as Wendelin, Saori Hayami as Elise, Showtaro Morikubo as Erwin, Eriko Matsui as Iina, Asami Imaias Louise, and Yū Sanada as Inū.
Source: Comic Natalie