Sasaki and Peeps Receives TV Anime, Releases Teaser Visual & Announcement Trailer

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© Buncololi / Kantoku / Kadokawa

At its Natsu no Gakuensai 2022 event, Kadokawa has announced that the Sasaki and Peeps light novel series will be receiving a television anime series. Information about the animation studio and production staff will be released at a later date. 

A commemorative teaser key visual drawn by light novel artist Kantoku was released, along with a special announcement teaser trailer. The fantasy-comedy anime series will also star Tomokazu Sugita as main character Sasaki and Aoi Yuuki as his pet sparrow, Peeps. 

Sasaki and Peeps first started out as a web novel written and published by Buncololi on Shousetsuka ni Narou on December 4, 2018. It was then formally published as a light novel series under Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint on January 25, 2021, with new artwork by Kantoku. Five physical volumes of the series have been released as of July 2022. 

A manga adaptation with new illustrations by Pureji Osho was released on January 22, 2021 in Shounen Ace Plus online magazine. Two tankoubon volumes have been released in total so far. 

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© Buncololi / Kantoku / Kadokawa

Yen Press licenses both the light novels and manga versions of Sasaki and Peeps in English. It describes the first volume of the light novel as: 

Tired and unfulfilled by his dead-end job, Sasaki decides to adopt Peeps, an adorable pet Java sparrow. Peeps, however, is really Piercarlo, a powerful sage from another world! After Peeps bestows Sasaki with magic and the ability to cross worlds, the two decide to export household items for profit in pursuit of a leisurely lifestyle. But when Sasaki’s new magic gets him mixed up in a whole other kind of supernatural struggle back in Japan, will it destroy his chances at realizing the relaxing life of his dreams?

Source: Sasaki and Peeps Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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