We all need a seriously strong dose of cute and fluffy about now and I know just the series to give us that!
On Tuesday, April 14th, a brand new 45-second promotional video was released online for the upcoming anime adaptation of Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (Maoujou de Oyasumi). In the new promo video, we get… a sleeping princess. Not exactly high drama or action, but it’s still more than a little adorable.
So all right, I realize that this isn’t the most attention-grabbing promotional video that we’ve ever posted, but were you paying close attention? Because there were actually some exciting new details included in the video that you might have missed, including two new cast members.
Towards the end of the video, it’s revealed that Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (who voices Kirito in Sword Art Online) will voice the character Twilight the Demon King. Kaito Ishikawa (who voices Tobio in Haikyuu) will voice the Demon Cleric.
Recapping what we already knew; Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle will also star Inori Minase (Hestia in Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon) as the title character. Meanwhile, the crew behind this title includes Doga Koba producing the animation with Mitsue Yamazaki (How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?) serving as director. Meanwhile, Yoshiko Nakamura (The Helpful Fox Senko-san) will handle the series composition and Ai Kikuchi (New Game) will handle the character designs.
Originally a manga series created by Kagiji Kumanomata and launched in 2016 in Weekly Shonen Sunday, the series tells the story of a sleepy princess who just wants to nap! Or as Viz Media describes it:
She decides to while away the hours by sleeping, but getting a good night’s rest turns out to be a lot of work! She begins by fashioning a DIY pillow out of the fur of her Teddy Demon guards and an “air mattress” from the magical Shield of the Wind. The princess’s hapless demonic guards soon discover that their captive expects to be treated like, well, a princess. Things go from bad to worse — for her captors — when some of Princess Syalis’s schemes end in her untimely — if temporary — demise and she chooses the Forbidden Grimoire for her bedtime reading…
Source: Crunchyroll News