The official website for Kurage no Shokudō has announced that work has begun on the forthcoming anime adaptation of Kyōhei Koyama’s light novel “‘Eiyuu’ Kaitai” (“Heroes” Dismissed). The site made the announcement public on Tuesday.
According to Anime News Network, Koyama will work directly with the Japanese animation studio ZEXCS on this project. The web page did not communicate whether the anime series will adopt one of the novel’s six chapters or if it will be an original story. No air date has also been released yet.
The series has just completed serialization in Starchild and Kodansha Box’s digital fictional publication BOX-AiR. It is the fourth anime under the BOX-AiR program.
The story revolves around a boy named Uro Yamada and a 17-year-old girl named Karon. These two work as part of the “Hero Retirement and Return to Everyday Life Assistance Agency,” which takes heroes from another world back to Earth and help them participate in everyday life. The story reveals that the main character of Karon is an ex-heroine who works under Uro and also lives with him. When Karon refuses to acknowledge that she’s lost her power and is now a normal human, Uro continuously tries to put a check on it. To settle things for her, Uro tries to drill in the behaviors of normal humans into her. Anime News Network reports.
The novel won the “Kodansha BOX-AiR Newcomer of the Year Award” in 2014. Illustrator Kazeno creates the art for the serialized novels.
The Kodansha Box imprint and King Records’ Starchild Records label run the BOX-AiR program, which “considers” adapting the front-runners of the magazine’s award into anime. The “Kodansha BOX-AiR Newcomer of the Year Award” was launched in 2011. Out of the first 11 award winners for BOX-AiR’s first-ever anime,“Aruvu Rezuru – Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi” was selected for anime adaptation. This anime ultimately became part of the Anime Mirai 2013 lineup.
It will be interesting to see how the heroes actually go back to earth and try to fit in. This might be a new dimension in the anime world.