Disney+ Japan just shared a trailer announcing that it will stream the upcoming romantic comedy anime Murai in Love! The trailer does not feature the anime version yet, rather snippets from the manga. The premiere date has not been revealed yet, but the official manga Twitter will be updating this soon. Fingers crossed!
The anime adaptation was announced last June 15, 2022. There are no details yet about the production staff or the cast.
Murai in Love Synopsis
Tanaka is a high school teacher who enjoys playing otome (virtual dating) games. Murai, a high school student, is in love with Tanaka. Murai confessed to Tanaka about his affections, but got rejected. This could be because Tanaka has no real life experiences when it comes to romance. Miraculously, Murai transformed himself into the exact replica of Tanaka’s favorite character in the otome game.
Watch the announcing trailer here:
The trailer depicts the manga snippets of Murai transforming into a very attractive otome character. In this way, he was able to get closer to Tanaka. Tanaka, in turn, gets very flustered because of her interest in otome games.
Murai in Love Manga Background
Junta Shima is the author and illustrator of Murai in Love manga. It started serialization on Gene LINE magazine last June 2018. The manga ended last June 2022, where there is a total of 7 volumes published by Kadokawa.
It ranked 2nd on Kadokawa’s 5th Tsugi ni Kuru or The Next Manga Awards under the 2019 web category. It came close to Spy x Family, which was ranked 1st.
Murai in Love Live Action Background
Murai in Love manga received a live action drama adaptation last April 2022, with Hikaru Takahashi in the playing as Tanaka and Miyase Ryubi as Murai. It has a total of 8 episodes and concluded last May 25, 2022. It aired on TBS Channel.