Light Novel Series ‘I’m a Behemoth’ Gets Anime Adaptation


Hakusensha’s recent announcement on Monday has sparked excitement among fans as it confirms the television anime adaptation of Nozomi Ginyoku’s beloved light novel series, “I’m a Behemoth, an S-Ranked Monster, but Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl’s Pet” (S Rank Monster no “Behemoth” dakedo, Neko to Machigawarete Elf Musume no Pet Toshite Kurashitemasu).

I'm a Behemoth

Set to feature an ensemble cast, the anime will showcase Tasuku Hatanaka in the lead role as Tama, alongside Riho Sugiyama portraying Tama’s feline form, and Hinaki Yano lending her voice to the character of Aria.

Ginyoku first introduced the captivating tale on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let’s Become Novelists) website back in August 2017, captivating readers with its unique premise. The narrative concluded its fifth arc in August 2021, demonstrating enduring popularity.

Micro Magazine subsequently compiled the story into two printed volumes in 2018, with Yen Press later releasing English translations of these volumes, further expanding its reach to international audiences.

The story’s charm didn’t stop there; Tarō Shinonome brought it to life visually through a manga adaptation launched in March 2018. Collaborating with Yanomitsuki, credited as the original character designer, Shinonome’s manga transitioned from Young Animal Arashi to Young Animal following the former’s discontinuation in 2018.

Hakusensha has since published the manga’s 10th volume on October 27, with the 11th volume slated for release on March 29. English-speaking fans have also been treated to the series, with Yen Press releasing the eighth volume of the manga in English on January 23.

Yen Press is released both the light novel and manga in English. The company describes the series as follows:

“After dying in a fight against the forces of evil, a knight found himself reincarnated as one of the most powerful monsters in the world: a behemoth! Problem is, he has to grow up before he can really strut his stuff, and a baby behemoth looks an awful lot like…a housecat?! And when an elf adventurer decides to take him in, she may need his help as much as he needs hers!”

In conclusion, stay tuned for more exciting anime updates.

Source: ANN


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