“Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!” Bring Us an Albino Elf

March 15, 2024

On the official website for the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Suzuki Makishima and illustrated by Yappen, “Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!” (“Nihon e Youkoso Elf-san“), the first promotional video for the project was revealed. Although the trailer looks super promising, no scheduled date has been revealed yet, but they have shared some of the voice cast and production team.

Source: Toei Video Official YouTube Channel

In February 2017, Suzuki Makishima began publishing his story through the independent service Shousetsuka ni Narou, where it continues to be published to this day. Hobby Japan started the physical publication in October 2019, featuring illustrations by Yappen, and a year earlier, in 2018, it had already begun to be adapted into a manga by Sumio Aono, published through the Comic Fire magazine of Hobby Japan.

Voice Cast

  • Yuusuke Kobayashi as Kazuhiro Kitase/Kazuhiho.
  • Kaede Hondo as Marie.

Production Team

  • Tooru Kitahata (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Rokka no Yuusha) is in charge of directing the anime at Zero-G studios.
  • Aya Yoshinaga (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, Kyokou Suiri, Azumanga Daiou THE ANIMATION) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Madoka Hirayama (Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo, Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja, Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka) is in charge of character design and animation direction.

What is “Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!” About?

Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!” is a series of light novels and manga that follows the story of Kazuhiro Kitase, a young Japanese office worker, and Marie, an elf from another world. The plot begins when Kazuhiro wakes up one day to discover that Marie, an elf with whom he has shared adventures in his dreams, has appeared in his apartment in Japan. Marie, who comes from a fantasy world, finds herself disoriented and surprised by the cultural and technological differences of modern life in Japan.

As the story progresses, Kazuhiro and Marie explore both Japan and Marie‘s fantasy world. During the day, Kazuhiro shows Marie the charms of everyday life in Japan, including food, technology, and tourist spots. At night, they travel through dreams to the fantasy world, where Kazuhiro takes on the role of an adventurer and Marie guides him through magical landscapes, facing mystical creatures and resolving conflicts.

Throughout the series, the relationship between Kazuhiro and Marie deepens as they both learn about each other’s cultures and customs. They also encounter other characters both in Japan and in the fantasy world, adding complexity to the plot. The story balances elements of fantasy and adventure with moments of everyday life and comedy while exploring themes of friendship, cultural acceptance, and self-discovery through the differences between the two worlds.

I would also like a visit from another world like that, to be able to go out and stroll and be a host, showing off all the beautiful things in my city and my country… Obviously, it’s a title we’ll be keeping an eye on. What do you think? Come on, leave your opinion in the comments, we’ll be reading! 😉

Images Source: Toei Video Official YouTube Channel, YouTube