The Aniplex Online Fest 2023 livestream event on Sunday revealed more cast, a key visual, a promotional video, theme song artists, and the October 7 premiere for Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig, the television anime of Takuma Sakai‘s Heat the Pig Liver (Buta no Liver wa Kanetsu Shiro) light novel series.
The new cast includes Mamiko Noto as Brace.
ASCA will perform the opening theme song “Watashi ga Warau Riyū wa” (The Reason I Laugh Is), and Myuk will perform the ending theme song “Hitori Janai yo” (I’m Not Alone).
The anime will premiere on October 7 on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11, and will air later on YTV, CBC TV, and AT-X.
The previously revealed cast includes:
Masayuki Takahashi (assistant director on Higehiro, Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon) is directing the anime at project No.9. Deko Akao (Higehiro, Komi Can’t Communicate, Flying Witch) is overseeing the series scripts, and Susumu Watanabe (Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!, Yōjo Shachō R) is designing the characters. Kenichiro Suehiro (Cells at Work!, Goblin Slayer, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) and MAYUKO (Cells at Work! theme songs) are composing the music.
In the isekai story, if you lose consciousness while eating raw pig liver, you will be reincarnated as a pig in a fantasy world and embark on an adventure with a kind girl named Jess who can read people’s minds. That is exactly what happens to one ordinary otaku with no abilities or talents, save that of being reborn as a pig.
Sakai launched the novel series with illustrations by Asagi Tōsaka (The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy, Girly Air Force) in March 2020, after winning the gold prize (effectively second place) in the 26th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2019. Kadokawa‘s Dengeki Bunko imprint is publishing the novels in print.
Minami launched an ongoing manga adaptation in Kadokawa‘s Dengeki Maoh magazine in August 2020.
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