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Nina the Starry Bride Teased in Beautiful Trailer

Nina the Starry Bride

Late last year it was announced the manga Nina the Starry Bride (a.k.a. Hoshifuru Ōkoku no Nina in Japanese) is getting an anime adaptation. A trailer for it has just dropped, and it tells us about the crew and how we can anticipate an October debut. An exact date in October wasn’t shared.

The anime is being made at Signal.MD, with Kenichiro Komaya of Kizuna no Allele helming the project as director. The person handling series composition and screenplays is Yuka Yamada, who is known for working on Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence. The music is composed by Natsumi Tabuchi, whose credits include My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Credit for character design goes to Kyoko Taketani of Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs.

Looking toward the announced cast, Minami Tanaka plays Nina, Yuichiro Umehara plays Prince Azure, and Kōki Uchiyama plays Seto.

The original manga by Rikachi, which debuted in 2019 and is a Best Shojo Manga award winner at the 46th annual Manga Awards, is being published in America by Kodansha USA. Kodansha gave this description for the plot:

Nina had a rough start to life, stealing to survive—and eventually being sold into slavery by her own brother. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased princess-priestess, Alisha. But despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight…and Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits. But how much can she trust Azure? And can she stop the feelings budding in her heart, knowing she must eventually marry another…?

The manga started out in the pages of Kodansha’s Be Love magazine and has been a popular read.

Source: ANN


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.