On July 25, 2022, the staff for the Bibliophile Princess anime released the character designs and profiles for the heroine and hero of the upcoming anime adaptation.
Studio Madhouse is animating the adaptation of Yui’s light novel series by the same title. The Bibliophile Princess release date is in October 2022.
The story is a romance fantasy that centers on the daughter of a Marquis named Eliana, who has the nickname “Bibliophile Princess” due to her love of reading, and her fiancé Prince Christopher.
Voice actress Reina Ueda will play the role of the heroine Eliana, and voice actor Ryohei Kimura will play the role of Eliana’s fiancé Christopher.
Eliana Bernstein decides to agree to a proposed fake engagement with Crown Prince Christopher so that she can enter and exit the Royal Library freely. Eliana has a very easy-going personality, but don’t let that fool you about her intelligence. She’s quite wise due to all the reading she does.
Christopher Selkirk Ashelard is the cunning and promising Crown Prince of the Kingdom of South Lind. He tries to maintain a calm exterior at all times but is no pushover. When he notices Eliana’s plight of having to find a suitor but not wanting one he proposes that they get married since a fake engagement comes with advantages for him as well, but what Eliana doesn’t know is that he harbors secret feelings for her.
On May 31, 2022, a trailer was released for the upcoming anime. You can watch the official trailer on Kadokawa Anime’s official YouTube channel here:
What is the plot of Bibliophile Princess?
Ever since she learned to read, Eliana Bernstein has preferred the company of books to that of people. However, as a noble young lady, it is expected of her to find a proper suitor.
Just when the pressure from society is becoming too much for Eliana to bear, Crown Prince Christopher happens to become aware of her plight and proposes a deal: he will protect her free time so that she can read whenever she wishes, and in exchange, Eliana will be his fiancée in name only.
Eliana feels that the ensuing years they spend together are blissful and she also learns how to open herself up to others more. Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Ending her engagement with Prince Christopher should have been no big deal, but when Eliana watches Christopher becoming closer to another woman her heart clenches painfully inside of her chest. Perhaps, she isn’t as indifferent to him as she once thought. Will Eliana lose the prince to another woman or find the courage to confess her feelings to him?
Where can I read the light novel series and manga?
Bibiliophile Princess is a Japanese romance fantasy light novel series written by Yui and illustrated by Satsuki Shiina. Between September 2015 and January 2022, it was serialized online on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro. On July 1, 2016, it was acquired by Ichijinsha, which has released six volumes under their Iris NEO Label. The English version of the light novel series has been licensed by J-Novel Club for release in North America.
On August 28, 2018, a manga adaptation with art by Yui Kikuta was serialized via Ichijinsha’s shojo manga magazine Monthly Comic Zero Sum and has been collected into six tankobon volumes. The English version of the manga has also been licensed by J-Novel Club for release in North America.
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