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After the first trailer for the upcoming Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs TV anime looked more at the characters and their relationships, the newly released second trailer dives straight into the game aspects of the adaptation of Yomu Mishima’s light novel series. Alongside the trailer, a new key visual, another cast member, and more staff were announced.



Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs


Joining the cast is Akira Ishida (Kaworu in Evangelion) as the cash shop item Luxion

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs


Alongside Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! director Kazuya Miura as the co-director of the Trapped in a Dating Sim TV anime alongside Shinichi Fukumoto (The Detective is Already Dead), the newly announced staff members include:


  • Art Director – Takamasa Nakakuki, Ryosuke Kawai
  • Artist Setting – Yoko Nakao
  • Color Design – Miho Hasegawa
  • Director of Photography – Tomoyuki Ishiyama
  • Editing – Yusuke Ueno
  • Sound Director – Takatoshi Hamano
  • Sound Effects – Yui Ando
  • Music – Kana Hashiguchi, Show Aratame


The Yomu Mishima-written series has 8 volumes currently released in Japan, with Seven Seas Entertainment translating the light novels and manga adaptation over to English-speaking countries. Seven Seas currently has five volumes out of the light novel released, describing the first volume as such:


Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Can Leon spark a revolution to change this new world order?


Trapped in a Dating Sim is scheduled to begin on April 3 at 10 PM Japan time.


Source: Trapped in a Dating Sim official website


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.