April 2022 will see the premiere of Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs, an adaptation of Yomu Mishima’s light novel series. A trailer and teaser visual have also been released.
The staff of the newly announced anime includes Miura Kazuya (Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!) and Shinichi Fukumoto (The Detective Is Already Dead assistant director) as directors, Kenta Ihara (Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy) as series composer, and Masahiko Suzuki (Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! sub-character designer) as character designer. ENGI is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Takeo Ootsuka as Leon Fou Bartfort, Kana Ichinose as Olivia, and Fairouz Ai as Angelica Rapha Redgrave.
The MICRO MAGAZINE, INC.-published light novel series began in 2018 and has eight volumes as of June 2021. The books feature illustrations from Monda. A manga adaptation published by KADOKAWA began the same year. The story began as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2017.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the story as:
Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Can Leon spark a revolution to change this new world order?