By Tyler Trosper / May 5th, 2016
Popular novel series Zaregoto is being developed into an anime series. Written by NisiOisiN and illustrated by Take, the series spanned nine novels followed by a seven novel spinoff series called Ningen. Another spinoff series, Saikyou, is currently being written. Only two volumes of Zaregoto were officially translated into English by Del Rey. The company described the plot:
It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.
On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.
And so nineteen-year-old college student Ii-chan and his best friend, computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, find themselves as Iria’s guests at her elaborate mansion. Surrounded by fascinating women–a chef, a fortune-teller, a scholar, and an artist, not to mention his own friend Tomo–Ii-chan is feeling a little overmatched intellectually. But the sudden discovery of a grisly murder sends the island into shock. And Ii-chan discovers that he does possess a bit of genius: the ability to discover what is real and what is fake . . . who is who they claim to be–and who is a killer.
This wouldn’t be the first time one of NisiOisin’s novels has been turned into an anime, as Monogatari, Medaka Box, and Katanagatari also received their own series. He also wrote the prequel Death Note novel, Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases, published in English by Viz Media.
We will keep you posted when new information about the Zaregoto anime becomes available.