Anime Expectations: Eromanga-Sensei

Masamune Izumi is a 15-year old high school student as well as a light novel author. His illustrator is known as Eromanga-Sensei, a famous artist who broadcasts his perverted drawings over the Internet. Masamune never thought to look up his illustrator online, seeing as he is afraid of the results from seeing consumer’s opinions of his light novels, but instead always focused on writing to keep a roof over his and his hikikomori little sister Sagiri Izumi’s head. However, when something prompts Masamune to watch one of Eromanga-Sensei’s livestreams, he discovers something about his little sister that changes their lives thereafter.

I’ve been a fan of the original Eromanga-Sensei light novels since before the anime was announced, and honestly, it is my favorite light novel title. Regardless, I will write without bias based on the facts!

Eromanga-Sensei‘s theme is very much based on the concept of “moe comedy”. In addition to this, there is a theme of producing content as a team, which I personally enjoy in general when it comes up in a series. Of course, there is also a romantic thing going on, but to avoid spoilers (if you can call it that), I will leave that up to you to watch.

The Eromanga-Sensei light novels are written by Tsukasa Fushimi and Hiro Kanzaki, a duo famous for their successful work My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute, also known as Oreimo, which is short for its Japanese name. While the first season of Oreimo was animated by AIC, the second season was animated by A-1 Pictures, who also animated the upcoming Eromanga-Sensei anime.

Despite Oreimo‘s success as an anime, the plot did jump around often, from the female protagonist Kirino needing to make friends, to writing a novel, to getting her own anime of said novel… Such aspects of the show as the novel and Kirino’s anime were not mentioned early in the Oreimo anime, and so they look as though they were unplanned, or worse, thrown in randomly. The second season of Oreimo, which was animated by studio A-1 Pictures, was much more consistent, which is a relief, since that is the studio which did Eromanga-Sensei‘s anime!

Ryohei Takeshita, who directed the Eromanga-Sensei anime, has never directed an anime before. He has worked on several anime, playing different roles such as episode director or in-between animator, but Eromanga-Sensei was his first job as a director. We’ll just have to wait and see how good of a directing job he did for his first time.


The writer for the anime, Tatsuya Takahashi, has plenty of experience with series composition jobs, as well as writing script for episodes. An example of Takahashi’s series composition jobs is And you thought there is never a girl online? which is similar to Eromanga-Sensei in that it began as a light novel, was aimed at a male demographic, and is a part of the comedy, and romance genres with ecchi undertones. Having had experience in this field already, Tatsuya Takahashi is expected to pull off some good results with Eromanga-Sensei.

I’ve been excited to watch this anime since before it was announced. I always knew in my heart that this light novel would get an anime adaption. It’s too cute, funny, and inspiring (in my opinion) to waste as an opportunity to get an anime audience.

Your Opinion on Eromanga-Sensei

What are your thoughts on Eromanga-Sensei? Are you planning to watch it? Have you read the light novels? Comment below and I’ll be excited to see your response!

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