Karasu wa Aruji wo Erabanai Anime Adaptation Announced for April 2024

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NHK has announced that an anime adaptation of the Karasu wa Aruji wo Erabanai fantasy novel will begin airing in April 2024. A teaser visual of protagonist Yukiya was also released.

The Karasu wa Aruji wo Erabanai (A Crow Does Not Choose Its Master) novel is the second installment of Chisato Abe‘s Yatagarasu series, which takes place in the world of Yamauchi where dominance is wielded by a clan of the titular Yatagarasu race. Karasu wa Aruji wo Erabanai sees Yukiya, a Yatagarasu, getting embroiled in Imperial Court intrigue after he is chosen to be the attendant of an imperial prince.

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The Yatagarasu series debuted in 2012, when Abe was still in university, and led to the author becoming the youngest recipient of the Seichou Matsumoto Prize. Abe concluded the first part of Yatagarasu in 2017 and released the first volume of Part 2 in 2020. 

The first two volumes of the fantasy series have inspired manga adaptations by Natsumi Matsuzaki, with Karasu wa Aruji wo Erabanai‘s fourth and latest tankoubon volume being released in February 2023.

Sources: Comic Natalie@nhk_animeworld

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