A new seasonal Halloween illustration has been released for the currently airing The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess anime series.
The illustration showcases the main heroine Terakomari Gandesblood and her maid Villhaze dressed up as a witch and mummy for Halloween.
Tatsuma Minamikawa (Fire Force Season 2) is directing the anime series, with Keiichirou Oochi (The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting) as series screenwriter, Tomoyuki Shitaya (Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout) as character designer, Hiroaki Takagi (My One-Hit Kill Sister director) as action director, and Gou Shiina (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba co-composer) as music composer. Project No.9 is in charge of the animation production for the anime.
Meanwhile, the main voice cast includes Tomori Kusunoki as Terakomari Gandesblood, Sayumi Suzushiro as Villhaze, Youko Hikasa as Karen Helvetius, Manaka Iwami as Sakuna Memoir, Fairouz Ai as Neria Cunningham, Miyuri Shimabukuro as Amatsu Karla, Sora Amamiya as Millicent Bluenight, Reina Ueda as Melka Tiano, and Saku Mizuno as Tio Flat.
The anime is based on the light novels series written by Kotei Kobayashi and illustrated by riichu. It was first published by SB Creative on January 11, 2020 under its GA Bunko imprint and has released 12 volumes as of October 2023. Yen Press releases the light novels in English.
The series has also inspired a manga adaptation by riichu, which was first launched in Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan on December 25, 2021. Two tankoubon volumes were released as of January 2023. The manga adaptation is released digitally in English on the Manga Up! app.
HIDIVE is streaming The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess and describes the story as:
Three years into her life as a shut-in, vampire Terakomari Gandesblood (Komari for short), awakens to find she’s been appointed as a Commander in the Mulnite Imperial Army! The thing is, her new unit consists solely of belligerent ruffians who revolt against their superiors at the slightest hint of weakness. Although Komari hails from a line of vampires as powerful as they are prestigious, her refusal to drink blood has made her the picture of mediocrity—scrawny, un-coordinated, and inept at magic. With the odds stacked against her, will the help of her trusty (and slightly infatuated) maid Vill be enough for this recluse to blunder her way to success? Or will Komari rue the day she ever left the safety of her room?