While Leon may be stuck inside a game that he was isekai’d to, viewers won’t be stuck for choice when the Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs TV anime starts on April 3 in Japan, the official Twitter account announced today.
— TVアニメ「乙女ゲー世界はモブに厳しい世界です」公式 (@mobseka_anime) March 4, 2022
Previously released visual:
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! director Kazuya Miura will be helming Trapped in a Dating Sim TV anime alongside Shinichi Fukumoto, who will be making his first full directorial debut after being the assistant director on The Detective is Already Dead. Kenta Ihara (The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter) will be writing the series composition, while Masahiko Suzuki (monster designer on Overlord) will be adapting Monda‘s character designs for animation. The animation is being produced at ENGI and is scheduled to begin on April 3 at 10 PM.
The Yomu Mishima-written series has 8 volumes currently released in Japan, with Seven Seas Entertainment translating the light novels and manga adaptation over to English-speaking countries. Seven Seas currently has four volumes out of the light novel, describing the first volume as such:
Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Can Leon spark a revolution to change this new world order?
Source: Trapped in a Dating Sim on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.