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Literature Gag Anime Miss Bernard said. Details Revealed

Among all the upcoming fall anime about giant robots, high school romance and zombie invasions, this one sounds pretty unique – Miss Bernard said. is a comedy about a girl who wants to become well-versed in literature without actually reading any books.

Miss Bernard said., which is based on a gag manga by Yuki Shikawa, will be directed by Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Ojisan and Marshmallow) with scripts from light novel writer Yuichi Uchibori. Animation will be handled by studio Creators in Pack (Ojisan and Marshmallow). It’ll begin airing this October.

The cast is as follows:

Sawako “Miss Bernard” Machida: Eri Kitamura (Madoka Magica)
Shiori Kanbayashi: Mikako Komatsu (Ajin)
Sumika Hasegawa: Aya Suzaki (Assassination Classroom)
Endo: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (D. Gray-man Hallow)

The original manga, which won the 18th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, is a four-panel gag manga about main character Sawako “Miss Bernard” Machida faking her way through conversations about famous books like Tale of the Heike, Guns, Germs and Steel and even the Bible.

As someone who enjoys talking about things I don’t know much about, I’m looking forward to this one when it hits in October.

Source: Yaraon

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.