Novelist Kurone Kanzaki announced on her Shousetsuka ni Narou blog on Tuesday that light novel series Maou-sama, Retry! will get a TV anime adaptation for a 2019 premiere.
Oono Akira, a working adult that can be found anywhere, was transported to a different world while logged into a character known as the “Demon Lord” in a game he manages. There, he meets a girl with a disabled leg and they begin to travel together, but there’s no way that others will leave a “demon lord” with such overwhelming strengths alone. While being targeted by countries and saints that are trying to subdue the demon lord, they cause turmoil wherever they go.
Demon lord on the outside, normal person on the inside, a misunderstanding type fantasy! (Source: Blob Translations, Edited)
Kanzaki originally launched the novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in October 2016. Futabasha has been publishing the novel under its Monster Bunko imprint with illustrations by Kouji Ogata since last June, which has three volumes in print as of March 30.
A manga adaptation drawn by Amaru Minotake has been serialized through the Futabasha’s Web Comic Action portal since last October. The second compiled volume went on sale on August 30.
Kanzaki also plans to remove the story’s web version from both the Shousetsuka ni Narou and Hameln websites, as the difference between the original web story and the print version continues to grow. A reprint in larger font with new illustrations by animator Makoto Iino is scheduled for a mid October release under Futabasha’s M Novels imprint. A colored version of Minotake’s manga adaptation was also announced for both digital and physical releases.