The production team for the Bibliophile Princess romance fantasy anime has released a new key visual to commemorate Tanabata. The new visual features the main characters Elianna Bernstein (voiced by Reina Ueda) and Christopher Selkirk Ashelard (voiced by Ryouhei Kimura). The anime is scheduled to premiere this upcoming October 2022.
Tarou Iwasaki (Sweetness and Lightning) is directing the anime series with Mitsutaka Hirota (EDENS ZERO) as series screenwriter and Mizuka Takahashi (Overlord III co-sub character designer) as character designer. Madhouse is handling the animation production.
It is based on the light novels written by Yui and illustrated by Satsuki Shiina. The series first originated as a web novel that ran from September 13, 2015 to January 23, 2022. Ichijinsha eventually picked up the series for formal publication on July 1, 2016 with six total volumes released so far. The light novels are published under the Iris Neo label.
A manga adaptation by Yui Kikuta began serialization in Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine on August 28, 2018. Six tankoubon volumes have also been published so far.
J-Novel Club has released both the light novel and manga adaptation of Bibliophile Princess on its digital reading service. It describes the story as:
When book-loving Lady Elianna spots Prince Christopher—her betrothed in name only—consorting with another noble lady, she realizes the recent rumors must be true. The prince has someone he truly loves, which means the annulment of their engagement is both inevitable and fast-approaching. What she doesn’t realize is that this is merely a surface ripple—one of many where the truth runs deep, in a conspiracy surpassing her imagination!