The Art of Aya Shouoto
The acclaimed manga “The Demon Prince of Momochi House” (Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ouji), created by the talented mangaka Aya Shouoto, has won the hearts of fans since its debut in Kadokawa‘s Monthly Asuka magazine in February 2013. After six years of captivating storytelling, the manga concluded in August 2019, leaving behind a legacy of 16 volumes that capture a unique story of fantasy and romance.
This series, with its captivating blend of supernatural elements and romantic drama, has built a solid and diverse fan base. The story, which focuses on a young orphan and a house inhabited by supernatural entities, explores themes of self-discovery, the weight of legacy, and the tension between the human and spiritual worlds. Its narrative, masterfully balancing action scenes and emotional dynamics, has been praised for its ability to keep readers hooked.
Exciting news for the series’ fans is that Studio Drive, known for their work on standout series like “To Your Eternity” and “Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!“, has taken the reins to adapt this beloved manga into an anime series. Direction is under Bob Shirohata, whose previous work includes “Hetalia” and “Hiiro no Kakera – The Tamayori Princess Saga“. Mariko Oka, known for her work on “Hell Girl” and “Hetalia“, joins the team as character designer. On the script, we have Yasuko Aoki of “Phantom of the Idol“, while the musical composition is in the hands of Ayana Tsujita and Tomoyuki Kono, known for their work on “Romantic Killer“.
This anime promises to be a faithful representation of the manga’s spirit and aesthetics. It has been announced that Natsumi Kawaida and Takeo Ōtsuka will lend their voices to the characters of Himari Momochi and Aoi Nanamori/Nue, respectively. Additionally, joining the cast are Taku Yashiro as Kasha and Wataru Hatano as Takamura Nachi. The series will also feature musical themes by Yoh Kamiyama and Muto.
What is the Story About?
The plot of “The Demon Prince of Momochi House” unfolds in a rich and detailed setting that explores Japanese mythology and folklore in a modern and accessible way. Himari Momochi, the protagonist, is a relatable figure, facing unexpected challenges and uncovering hidden truths about herself and the world around her. As the story progresses, secrets about the characters and the Momochi House are revealed, each adding a new layer of complexity to the narrative.
The Much-Anticipated Premiere
With its scheduled premiere on January 5, 2024, the anime “The Demon Prince of Momochi House” is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated adaptations, bringing to the screen a story that combines supernatural elements, romance, and mystery, thus capturing the essence of a manga that has captivated numerous readers over the years.
The anticipation surrounding this series is high, and fans are excited to see how Studio Drive and the creative team will bring this beloved story to the anime world. With a focus on fidelity to the original material and a talented team behind the project, there is great expectation that the anime series “The Demon Prince of Momochi House” will be a success both for manga fans and new viewers.
Tell us, were you already familiar with the story of The Demon Prince of Momochi House? Would you identify with Himari just like we do? Share your perspective in the comments! See you!