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Romance will soon be out-of-this-world, because a TV anime adaptation has just been announced for A Galaxy Next Door (known in Japan as Otonari ni Ginga), a romantic comedy manga by Gido Amagakure (sweetness & lightning) about a struggling manga author who ends up marrying an extraterrestrial woman. The main staff for the series have been revealed, including:


  • Original work: Gido Amagakure (serialized in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon)
  • Director: Ryuichi Kimura
  • Series composition: Gigaemon Ichikawa
  • Character design: Naka Otaki
  • Animation Production: Asahi Production


Additionally, voice actor Taku Yashiro plays the male lead, Ichiro Kuga, while voice actor Yu Wakui plays the female lead, Shiori Goshiki.


A key visual for the upcoming A Galaxy Next Door TV anime featuring the heroine Shiori Goshiki holding an umbrella with a view of outer space on the inner lining..


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An official website and Twitter feed (@otonariniginga) has also been published for the series. An English language version of the original A Galaxy Next Door manga is available from Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:


The new sweet and wild romantic comedy from the creator of the hit manga and anime about food and family, Sweetness & Lightning! A desperate manga artist, called on to support his two young siblings, meets a new art assistant. But her arrival isn’t just a small step, it’s a giant leap…


A Galaxy Next Door is scheduled to broadcast in Japan in 2023.


Source: Ota-suke


Copyright notice: © Gido Amagakure・Kodansha / A Galaxy Next Door Production Committee


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