There’s a lot going on with Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian! For starters, the light novel series by Sunsunsun and artist Momoco (known as Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san in Japanese) is being turned into a TV anime. Here is a trailer for it.
As a nice touch, the actors who played the main characters in a drama CD are also going to lend their voices to the anime. So Alisa Mihairovuna Kujō will be played by Sumire Uesaka and Masachika Kuse will be played by Kōhei Amasaki.
But that’s not the only news! It was additionally announced that Alya is going to debut as a VTuber. There’s a very short video for that.
The light novels are being published in America by Yen Press, who gave this description for them:
“Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou is Seiren Private Academy’s ‘solitary princess.’ She’s a half-Russian beauty with silver hair, at the top of her class, student council accountant, and…completely unapproachable. For some reason, she’s also taken on the responsibility of reprimanding the slacker who sits next to her in class. Masachika Kuze is constantly frustrating her by falling asleep, forgetting his textbooks, and just being an overall unexemplary student. Or at least, that’s how it looks from the outside. She may put on a tough act, but she doesn’t mind Masachika as much as others would think. She even lets him call her by her nickname, Alya. Anyone hearing the comments she mutters in Russian under her breath might know how she really feels, but since none of her classmates understand the language, she’s free to say whatever she likes! Except…there is one person who knows what she’s saying. Masachika eavesdrops on her embarrassing revelations, pretending to be clueless, all the while wondering what her flirtatious comments actually mean!”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.