“Nina The Starry Bride” to Arrive as an Anime

February 29, 2024

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Rikachi, “Nina the Starry Bride” (“Hoshifuru Oukoku no Nina“), the first promotional video has been revealed, which, in addition to looking extremely promising, also introduces its production team, part of its voice cast, and confirms its premiere for the Fall 2024 season (October-December) in Japan.

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Nina The Starry Bride” is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rikachi. The series began serialization in Kodansha‘s Be Love magazine in October 2019. Since then, it has gained popularity both in Japan and internationally. The author, Rikachi, is known for her detailed drawing style and her ability to weave stories of romance and drama. Before “Nina The Starry Bride,” Rikachi worked on several other manga projects, but this series is, to date, one of her most recognized works. The series stands out for its fantasy setting and its focus on themes of politics, identity, and love.

The “Nina The Starry Bride” manga has been compiled into several tankōbon volumes, with more than 10 volumes published to date. The series has been licensed for English publication by Kodansha USA since April 2021, which has helped to expand its reach to a global audience. Additionally, the manga has received positive reviews for its intriguing plot and well-developed characters. “Nina The Starry Bride” was nominated in the 46th edition of the Kodansha Manga Awards in the Best Shōjo Manga category in 2022.

We look forward to the premiere of its exciting anime adaptation this fall in Japan. The main voice cast includes Minami Tanaka as Nina, Yuichiro Umehara as Prince Azure, and Kouki Uchiyama as Seto.

Production Team

  • Kenichirou Komaya (Shinkalion: Change the World, Kizuna no Allele, Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka) is in charge of directing the anime at Signal.MD studios.
  • Yuka Yamada (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon, Mushishi, Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Kyouko Taketani (Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san, SPY×FAMILY, Ousama Ranking) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Natsumi Tabuchi (Majo to Yajuu, Go-toubun no Hanayome, Slow Loop) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.


Nina The Starry Bride” is a story that mixes drama, fantasy, and romance in a context of political intrigue and power struggles. The protagonist, Nina, is a young woman who has lived a difficult life, surviving on the streets and stealing to support herself and her adopted siblings. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she is sold as a slave and ends up being chosen to replace the deceased priestess princess Alisha of the Stella Kingdom. This decision is part of a plan by Prince Azure, who seeks to use Nina as a double to protect his country from the machinations of his uncle, the king of the Moon Kingdom.

As Nina immerses herself in her new role as a princess, she finds herself caught in a game of power and deceit. Despite her initial resistance, she begins to adapt to life at court and develop skills she never thought she possessed. However, her heart remains that of a street fighter, and her determination and cunning make her a key figure in the struggle for control of the kingdom. As she strives to maintain her identity and values, Nina also becomes entangled in a complex web of relationships, including a romance with Prince Azure, who appears as an ally and mentor, but whose true intentions and loyalties are often difficult to decipher.

The story of “Nina The Starry Bride” unfolds in a world rich in detail and full of complex characters, each with their own secrets and agendas. As Nina navigates the dangerous waters of royal politics, she faces challenges that test her wit, courage, and ability to trust others. The plot intertwines with themes of identity, power, love, and sacrifice, creating an exciting and emotional narrative that keeps readers hooked until the end. Nina‘s evolution from a street thief to a capable and charismatic leader is the heart of this story, which offers a captivating mix of adventure, romance, and drama.

It’s never a bad time for a bit of romance and seriousness in the midst of a fantasy setting, right? Come on, we invite you to share your opinion about this manga adapted into anime in the comments. You know, we’ll be reading! 🙂

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