My Happy Marriage (Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon) is coming to Netflix! Kadokawa revealed on Monday that the anime adaptation of this light novel by writer Akumi Agitogi and illustrator Tsukiho Tsukioka’s is hitting our screens this year. Netflix’s anime Twitter account even confirmed the stream is coming in “2023” in English, and they also dropped the English version of the anime’s first visual on the same day.
The series has strong recognition in Japan and was ranked #1 in the “Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Comics of 2021”.
Check out the official trailer here:
In July, Japanese television will premiere the My Happy Marriage anime, featuring Reina Ueda as Miyo Saimori and Kaito Ishikawa as Kiyoki Kudo.
Other cast members include:
- Ayane Sakura as Kaya Saimori
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kōji Tatsuishi
- Houko Kuwashima as Yurie
- Hiro Shimono as Yoshito Godō
The My Happy Marriage anime features a talented team including director Takehiro Kubota (Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly) and production studio Kinema Citrus (Made in Abyss). Takao Abo (22/7, Macross Frontier) is in charge of storyboards and supervision, while Ami Satо̄, Takahito Ōnishi, and Momoka Toyoda oversee the scripts. The character design is by Shōko Yasuda (Happy Sugar Life), with 3DCG direction by Yuushi Koshida (Ghost in the Shell Arise), and music composed by Evan Call (Violet Evergarden)
The novel series was launched by Agitogi and Tsukioka in January 2019, and has since been licensed by Yen Press. According to their description, the story follows:
Born to a noble family, Miyo is raised by her abusive stepmother and married off to Kiyoka, a soldier so heartless his prior fiancées fled within three days into their engagement. With no home to return to, Miyo slowly starts to open her heart to her cold and pale husband-to-be, despite their rocky introduction… This might just be her chance at finding true love and happiness.
Square Enix’s Gangan Online website debuted Rito Kohsaka’s manga adaptation of the novels in December 2018. Currently, Square Enix Manga & Books is releasing the manga physically and digitally in English.
In addition, a live-action film adaptation of the novels is scheduled to open in Japan on March 17.