Another light novel series found itself on the track to getting a TV anime adaptation with the My Happy Marriage property. The announcement in April 2022 provided some details and we learned earlier this year that it’s Netflix-bound and saw a July 5th, 2023 premiere date for it.
With the show underway, the official site has brought out a new bit of promotion. This one from Kadokawa is a six-minute behind-the-scenes video in Japanese but with hard subtitles added that go into the direction and animation production for the show. In this second part, they dive into the details behind the Color Design, Background Art, and Photography of the anime, featuring the staff of Kinema Citrus, T2studio, and Inspired Inc.
The series has Takehiro Kubota directing it from the scripts overseen by Ami Satо̄, Takahito Ōnishi, and Momoka Toyoda, Shoko Yasuda is handling the character designs with Kinema Citrus handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Reina Ueda as Miyo Saimori, Kaito Ishikawa as Kiyoka Kudo, Ayane Sakura as Kaya Saimori, Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kōji Tatsuishi, Houko Kuwashima as Yurie, Hiro Shimono as Yoshito Godō, Ryohei Kimura as Arata Tsuruki, Toshinari Fukamachi as Kazuyuki Tatsuishi, and Akira Ishida as Takaihito.
Riria. is performing the opening theme song “Anata no Soba ni” and that Kashitarō Itō will perform the ending theme song “Vita Philosophica.”
Known originally as Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon, the series is localized as My Happy Marriage with Yen Press bringing out the light novels in English and Square Enix Manga handling the manga. The property comes from writer Akumi Agitogi and artist Rito Kousaka which began in 2018 as serialized in Gangan Online magazine. It has three volumes released so far and is ongoing. The light novel began in January 2019 and has five volumes released so far and is ongoing.
Plot Concept: Born to a noble family, Miyo is raised by her abusive stepmother and married off to Kiyoka, a soldier so heartless his prior fiancées fled within three days into their engagement. With no home to return to, Miyo slowly starts to open her heart to her cold and pale husband-to-be, despite their rocky introduction… This might just be her chance at finding true love and happiness.
Combining an irresistible supernatural story, filled with drama and romance, with breathtaking illustrations, My Happy Marriage is a light novel series that has all the charm and appeal of shojo manga. My Happy Marriage is a welcome addition to light novel fans who have been eager for more great works of romantic slice-of-life.
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