The first two Zaregoto books were released by Del Rey in 2008 and 2010
Fans of Nisio Isin (Monogatari, Medaka Box) holding out hope for an anime adaptation of the light novel author's Zaregoto series have been rewarded. Timed to lead into the May 7th release of Jinrui Saikyou no Junai (Strongest Pure Love of Humanity), the new book in Nisio Isin and Zaregoto collaborator Take's Ningen series Saikyou spin-off, a countdown site has revealed news of the anime.
The first two Zaregoto books were released by Del Rey in 2008 and 2010. They were described:
It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.
On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.
And so nineteen-year-old college student Ii-chan and his best friend, computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, find themselves as Iria’s guests at her elaborate mansion. Surrounded by fascinating women–a chef, a fortune-teller, a scholar, and an artist, not to mention his own friend Tomo–Ii-chan is feeling a little overmatched intellectually. But the sudden discovery of a grisly murder sends the island into shock. And Ii-chan discovers that he does possess a bit of genius: the ability to discover what is real and what is fake . . . who is who they claim to be–and who is a killer.
Saikyou is the story of "Overkilled Red" Aikawa Jun, "Humanity's Strongest Contractor."
Kodansha has also announced plans to publish their library of Nisio Isin in (Japanese) eBook editions over the next 30 weeks, including Zaregoto, Ningen, Monogatari, Katanagatari, and Sekai. Some of his recent works such as Okitegami Kyōko and Pretty Boy Detective Team are already available digitally.