Anime adaptation of A Galaxy Next door has received the first trailer and main visual, both featuring the romantic comedy’s main couple. The first also showcases the otherworldly nature of the heroine Shiori Goshiki, who claims to be an extraterrestrial princess.
The April 2023 release date and information on the new cast and staff were also revealed. Rina Endou voiced Machi Kuga, while Maria Naganawa voiced Fumio Kuga. On the staff side, the newly announced names include Arisa Taira (Ndaho Kekkon Omedetou!!) as art director, Masumi Ootsuka (Bubble Words Like Soda Pop) as color designer, and Ryou Kujirai (Ni no Kuni) as director of photography.
A Galaxy Next door based on the manga by Gido Amagakure, which began in 2020 and is releasing its fourth tankoubon volume this May. This is a series on Good! Afternoon and published under the Comic Sore label.
Kodansha describes the plot as:
Since his father died, manga artist Ichiro has hardly been scratched, forced to support his two younger siblings with only a high school education. He didn’t even have time to learn how to use a computer, which forced him to constantly wrestle with pen and paper. When his art assistant stops to lash out on his own, on top of juggling deadlines, family, and the constant fear of losing his job, Ichiro feels almost completely crushed. But then a new assistant appears in Ichiro’s life, and his prospects soon start to brighten! She’s an amazing artist, she always finishes on time, and she’s beautiful, to boot! But she also seems to know a lot about him, and soon, she makes a confession that bends Ichiro’s mind beyond the confines of Earth…
Ryuichi Kimura (Planet Aikatsu!) directs anime with Gigaemon Ichikawa (The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Know It, My Life Was Made) as the composer of the series and Tomoka Ootaki (Princess Front sub-character designer) as character designer. Asahi Production is an animation production company.
Main cast includes Taku Yashiro as Ichiro Kuga and Yuu Wakui as Shiori.
Source: A Galaxy Next door website