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 now, Crunchyroll has brought out a new clip from the twenty-fourth episode where it’s the fight between Challe and Lafalle comes to a point. Who will emerge victorious?
English dub got underway on January 20th, 2023 with Shawn Gann as the ADR director and Sara Ragsdale as the assistant ADR director working from scripts by Katelyn Barr. The English cast includes:
- Celeste Perez as Anne Halford
- Ivan Jasso as Challe Fen Challe
- Ciaran Strange as Mithril Lid Pod
- Ernesto Jason Liebrecht as High Mercury
- Matt Shipman as Jonas Under
- Naya Moren as Cathy
- Anastasia Munoz as Emma Halford
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
Sumire Morohoshi is on board to perform 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. The release is part of her third album which lands on January 25th, 2023.
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…?