We learned in October 2021 that a new anime adaptation was on the way with the Sugar Apple Fairy Tale series getting the nod. The property got some attention back in August 2022 with the Japanese side updating with lots of details and then Crunchyroll announcing their pickup of it for streaming.
The Japanese side saw a January 6th, 2023 premiere for the show, and a second part was announced for the summer 2023 season. That’s now been given a July 7th, 2023 premiere and the first promotional video for it has landed.
The show has Youhei Suzuki directing it based on the series composition by Seishi Minakami. Haruko Iizuka is handling the character designs with JC Staff on board for the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Yuka Nukui as Anne Halford
- Masaaki Mizunaka as Shalle Fen Shalle
- Rie Takahashi as Mythril Lid Pod
- Tomoaki Maeno as Hugh Mercury
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Elliot Collins
- Ayumi Mano as Bridget Page
- Aya Yamane as Cathy
- Minori Suzuki as Benjamin
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Orland Langston
- Kōji Okino as King
- Atsushi Tamaru as Valentine
- Shōya Chiba as Nadil
- Sōma Saitō as Gladice
- Manaka Iwami as Noah
With the first part, Sumire Morohoshi performed the ending theme song with “Kanaeru.” Morohoshi has a number of theme songs to their credit with Battle Athletes Victory ReSTART and BNA. She also performed all three Ascendance of a Bookworm opening sequences. Minori Suzuki has her upcoming song “Musical” being used as the opening theme song for the show.
For the second part, Rei Nakashima is performing “Surprise” for the opening while Nao Toyama is on board for the ending theme song with “door.”
The light novel series comes from Miri Mikawa and aki which began in 2010 and finished up with seventeen volumes in 2015. A two-volume manga adaptation was also produced by Alto Yukimura.
Plot Concept: Anne Halford is a candy crafter determined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Silver Sugar Master, a title bestowed only by royalty. In order to travel to the capital and realize her dream, she purchases Challe, a handsome but foul-mouthed fairy, as her bodyguard. Anne wishes to befriend her new companion, but in this kingdom where fairies are treated as property, Challe wants nothing to do with humans. Will this journey with Anne change his mind…?