The anime adaptation of the manga Renai Bokun from Megane Mihoshi, which is being localized as Love Tyrant, is underway and TV Tokyo is handling the promotion for it. The sixth episode comes out on May 11th, 2017, they’ve now launched the first preview for it.
Atsushi Nigorikawa is directing it based on the series composition by Natsuko Takahashi. Mariko Itou is on board as the character designers with EMT2 handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yoshino Aoyama as Gris, Kensho Ono as Seiji Aino, Manami Numakura as Akane Hiyama, Yuki Nagano as Yuzu Kichougasaki, Yumi Hara as Shikimi Shiramine, Nobuyuki Hiyama as Korari, Houchuu Ootsuka as Kami-sama, Takehito Koyasu as Maou, Kenyuu Horiuchi as Stolas, Yasuaki Takumi as Tarou Tsuruoka and Rie Takahashi as Akua Aino.
The property loosely translates as The very lovely tyrant of love and there are twelve volumes out total as of the end of December 2016 in Japan. The property has been serialized on the Comic Meteor website.
The opening song is “Koi? de Ai? de Boukun desu!” by Wake Up, Girls! while the ending theme song is “‘Suki’ wo Oshiete” by smileY inc.
The series is the third published work from Mihoshi who previously did some work in the Zombie Anthology Comic release and Koiyami: Hayarigami Another Story. Renai Bokun began back in the early summer 2012.
Plot concept: A Kiss Note is a powerful notebook that makes anyone who has their name written together will instantly fall in love if they kiss each other regardless of any circumstances. This magical and very familiar item belongs to an angel named Guri whose job as cupid is to create couples. However, she accidentally writes down Aino Seiji, a regular high school student, and unless he kisses someone, Guri will die. She convinces Seiji to go kiss his crush, Hiyama Akane, the school’s popular girl who turns out has even stronger feelings for him, bordering on obsessive and psychotic. Eventually Akane and Seiji come together but not before Guri decides that she likes Seiji as well. What seems awesome to most guys becomes hell for Seiji who just wants a normal relationship with girls.