Watch out, anime fans. There’s a new fanged badass to watch out this year! Light novel series titled The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (Hikikomori Kyūketsuki no Monmon), a story about a shut-in vampire who got turned into a commander of an imperial army, is officially getting a TV anime in 2023. The announcement was made during the live-streamed GA Fes 2023 event last Thursday, Jan 5. A teaser video and visual were released, and the cast and staff members were also revealed.
Check out the promotional video and stunning visual below:
Voice actress Tomori Kusunoki will star as Terakomari Gandesblood, with Sayumi Suzushiro as Villhaze, the blue-haired maid who assists and supports the heroine in her adventures. They will joined by Yōko Hikasa as Karen Helvetius, another key character in the series.
See their character designs below:
Tatsuma Minamikawa (Fire Force) is directing the series, with Keiichirō Ōchi (The Quintessential Quintuplets) doing the scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) is in charge of the character designs, while Gō Shiina (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) will handle the music of the anime.
Launched in 2020, The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess is a light novel series written by Kotei Kobayashi and illustrated by Riichu.
Yen Press, its publisher in English, describes the story:
Shut-in vampire Terakomari, or Komari for short, awakens from her slumber to find she’s been promoted to a commander of the army! The thing is, though, her new squad has a reputation for being violently insubordinate. And although Komari was born to a prestigious vampire family, her hatred of blood has made her the picture of mediocrity-scrawny, uncoordinated, and inept at magic. With the odds stacked against her, will the help of her trusty maid be enough for this recluse to blunder her way to success?
The light novel also inspired a manga adaptation with illustrations by the original artist Riichu in 2021.
The specific premiere date of the anime is yet to be announced.