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Sabikui Bisco Post-Apocalyptic Light Novels Get TV Anime Series


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During Saturday’s Kadokawa Light Novel Expo, it was announced that the Sabikui Bisco light novel series will be adapted to a television anime soon.

Sabikui Bisco, which translates to Rust-Eating Bisco, is a series of light novels written by Shinji Cobkubo and illustrated by K Akagashi since March of 2018. They center around an arid, post-apocalyptic Japan in which a mushroom spore has turned everything to rust.

“Bisco Akaboshi, known as the Man-Eating Mushroom, is a wanted criminal archer whose arrows instantly grow mushrooms wherever they land,” according to the series description at MyAnimeList. “However, he is in truth a Mushroom Protector, a person who spreads fungi in order to enrich the land and return it to its previous state. Alongside the crab Akutagawa and young doctor Milo Nekoyanagi, Bisco ventures through the wastelands of Japan searching for the legendary Sabikui — a panacean mushroom said to devour all forms of rust.”


The light novels have been adapted into a manga from April 2019 to March 2021, and has the honor of becoming the first light novel series to be ranked first in the bunkobon category in Takarajimasha’s annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!. So you can imagine that this new television anime series has many fans particularly excited.

Directing the new series is Atsushi Ikariya at OZ with Yutaka Matsubara and Momoko Kawai taking up roles as the main animators.

While there is no announced date for the anime series to release, we’ll keep you updated here at the site when we hear more.

[Via Anime News Network]

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Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at Joystiq's, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and host of the Through the Aftermath podcast for over 11 years. He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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