The anime adaptation of the Sasaki and Peeps light novels will begin airing in 2024, it has been announced. A teaser visual, as well as staff details and additional cast member info, have been released.
Mirai Minato (When Will Ayumu Make His Move?, The Dungeon of Black Company) is sitting in the director’s seat for Sasaki and Peeps with Deko Akao (Komi Can’t Communicate, When Will Ayumu Make His Move?) as series composer and scriptwriter and Saori Nakashiki (The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!) as character designer. Silver Link is producing the anime.
Meanwhile, the newly announced cast members are Akari Kitou as Otonari-san (The Neighbour) and Rie Takahashi as Hoshizaki-san. Previously announced were Tomokazu Sugita as Sasaki and Aoi Yuuki as his pet sparrow Peeps.
The Sasaki and Peeps light novel series, which is published under KADOKAWA’s MF Bunko J label, is written by Buncololi and illustrated by Kantoku. The first volume was released in 2021, and seven volumes have been published as of May 2023.
Yen Press describes the plot as:
SWORDS AND SORCERY! PSYCHIC BATTLES?! MAGICAL GIRLS?!?! 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?
Sasaki and Peeps began in 2018 as a web novel that was published on Kakuyomu and Shousetsuka ni Narou. It has inspired a manga by Oshou Pureji.