A new character PV trailer for the heroine Jess has been unveiled for the upcoming Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig anime series. The anime is scheduled to premiere on October 7, 2023.
Masayuki Takahashi (Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon assistant director) is directing the anime, with Deko Akao (Noragami) as series screenwriter and Susumu Watanabe (Cute Executive Officer) as character designer. Kenichirou Suehiro (Re: Zero) and MAYUKO (Ranking of Kings) are composing the music. Project No.9 is handling the animation production.
Meanwhile, the voice cast includes Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Pig, Tomori Kusunoki as Jess, Miyu Tomita as Celes, and Kento Itou as Knot.
Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig is based on the light novel series written by Takuma Sakai and illustrated by Asagi Toosaka. The light novel series was first published by Kadokawa’s ASCII Media Works imprint on March 10, 2020 and has released seven volumes as of December 2022, with an 8th volume set for release on October 6, 2023. The series also inspired a manga adaptation by Minami in 2020 and was the gold prize winner of the 26th Dengeki Shousetsu Taishou.
J-Novel Club licensed the series for digital release in English and describes the synopsis as:
A run-of-the-mill otaku collapses from stomach pain after tasting raw pig liver and wakes up in a whole new world—as a pig, of all things! He’s helplessly trapped in his pen until Jess, a girl who can read minds, comes along and rescues him. Our porcine hero will have to work to keep his boar-ish thoughts to himself, but sweet Jess isn’t deterred.
In fact, she wants to spoil this little piggy rotten! By Jess’s side, it seems like life as a hog might not be so bad after all, yet there’s more to this strange fantasy world than meets the eye. Jess is a girl of many secrets, and she’s in danger. But what can a mere pig with no special powers do to protect her from her cruel fate? Will his modern knowledge, quick thinking, and sharp nose be enough to ham it up and save her?
Source: Butareba Official Anime Twitter