The upcoming 12th and final episode of Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig has a new PV trailer, which will air in Japan on February 5, 2024.
Watch it here:
Aniplex of America also uploaded an English subtitled trailer on their YouTube channel.
Production and Staff
Butareba debuted on October 8, 2023 and is available on Crunchyroll outside of Japan. The series faced some production issues, which delayed the ninth episode from December 2 to December 9 and the 12th episode to another date.
Masayuki Takahashi (assistant director of Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon) directed the anime series. Deko Akao (Noragami) wrote the script and Susumu Watanabe (Cute Executive Officer) designed the characters. Kenichirou Suehiro (Re: Zero) and MAYUKO (Ranking of Kings) composed the music. Project No.9 handled the animation production.
Cast and Source Material
The main voice actors of the anime are:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Pig
- Tomori Kusunoki as Jess
- Miyu Tomita as Celes
- Kento Itou as Nott
The anime is adapted from the light novel series by Takuma Sakai and Asagi Toosaka. It was first released by Kadokawa’s ASCII Media Works imprint on March 10, 2020 and won the gold prize of the 26th Dengeki Shousetsu Taishou. As of October 2023, there are eight volumes published, with the ninth volume coming out on March 8, 2024. The series also has a manga version by Minami in 2020.
J-Novel Club publishes the Butareba light novels in English digitally, which summarizes the story as:
A run-of-the-mill otaku collapses from stomach pain after tasting raw pig liver and wakes up in a whole new world—as a pig, of all things! He’s helplessly trapped in his pen until Jess, a girl who can read minds, comes along and rescues him. Our porcine hero will have to work to keep his boar-ish thoughts to himself, but sweet Jess isn’t deterred.
In fact, she wants to spoil this little piggy rotten! By Jess’s side, it seems like life as a hog might not be so bad after all, yet there’s more to this strange fantasy world than meets the eye. Jess is a girl of many secrets, and she’s in danger. But what can a mere pig with no special powers do to protect her from her cruel fate? Will his modern knowledge, quick thinking, and sharp nose be enough to ham it up and save her?
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