The fall 2022 anime adaptation of the Bibliophile Princess property has Kadokawa handling the home video releases. They’ve previously set a three-volume release for the twelve-episode series which begins on January 25th, 2023. The DVDs are priced at 11,000 yen per volume while the Blu-rays are priced at 13,000 yen per volume. The releases were then rescheduled where the first set began on March 24th, 2023. With the second set coming up in just over a week, we now have a look at the cover and full packaging spread below.
The series was directed by Taoru Iwasaki based on the scripts from Mitsutaka Hirota. Mizuka Takahashi is on board for character designs with Madhouse handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Reina Ueda as Lady Elianna, Ryohei Kimura as Prince Christopher, Kouki Uchiyama as Alexei Strasser, Yūma Uchida as Gren Eisenach, Wataru Hatano as Theodore Warren Ashelard, Gen Sato as Alan Ferrera, Yohei Azakami as Irvine Oranza, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Alfred Bernstein, and Taku Yashiro as Jean
Yuka Iguchi has signed on to perform the opening theme song “Prologue” while Kashitaro Ito will perform the ending theme song “Kawabyōshi.”
The novel series from Yui and Satsuki Shiina began in 2015 with the first print volume arriving in 2016. The series has six volumes in Japan as of the announcement while J-Novel Club handles the property in English with two volumes out so far.
Plot Concept: Known as the Bibliophile Princess for her unquenchable love of books, Lady Eliana Bernstein wants nothing more than to shirk social duties in favor of retreating to the library. So, when the handsome Crown Prince Christopher promises to shield her from high-society drudgery in exchange for pretending to be his fiancée, she jumps at the chance to hide behind their sham relationship and read to her heart’s content (especially since he’s offered her access to the palace library). But much like the plot of her favorite novel, soon Eli’s feelings for the prince develop in unexpected ways, and she realizes she can’t always judge a royal book by its cover.
|01/25/23 -> 03/24/23
|Booklet, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Cast Bonus Video
|02/22/23 -> 04/26/23
|Booklet, Commercials, Cast Bonus Video
|03/24/23 -> 05/24/23
|Booklet, Promos, Cast Bonus Video
[Source: Bibliophile Princess]