Fantasia Grand Prize Winning Novel Assassins Pride Gets Anime Adaptation

The battle fantasy series has released nine volumes in Japan

It was officially announced at the Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai 2018 event held in Akihabara on Sunday that an anime adaptation based on Kei Amagi's battle fantasy light novel series Assassins Pride is now in the works. More details including how and when it is distributed will be revealed at a later date.


The author won the Grand-Prix award at the 28th Fantasia Taisho contest with the novel in 2015, then its first volume was released from KADOKAWA's light nove limprint Fujimi Fantasia Bunko in January 2016. The series has so far released nine volumes, including one short story collection "Secret Garden." The novel's manga adaptation illustrated by Yoshie Kato has been serialized in Shueisha's Ultra Jump since its June 2017 issue and two volumes are currently available. 



The story is set in a world where only the aristocrats are responsible for fighting against the monsters

using their power called "Mana." Melida Angele is one of the young aristocrats going to the training school,

but she is unable to use the power. To find out her true talent, a young man named Kufa Vampeel is

dispatched to serve as her tutor. But he also has a secret task to assassinate her if she has no talents.


Fujimi Fantasia Bunko's official Twitter announces the news.


Novel illustrator Nino Ninomoto and manga illustrator Yoshie Kato celebrate the news on Twitter.




Novel 1st and 8th volume covers


Manga adaptation 1st and 2nd volume covers



Source: Fantasia Bunko Twitter, Comic Natalie




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