Following the first announcement in January, an official teaser site for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Tomofuji’s fantasy romance shoujo manga Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts opened today, announcing its premiere date of 2023.
The site has also posted a teaser visual that depicts the anime’s two main characters – Sariphi, a girl who is the 99th sacrifice of the King of Beast, and Leonhart, king of the demon tribe, feared by all. They both look somewhat lonely and forlorn.
99番目の生贄として捧げられた少女・サリフィと、皆から恐れられている魔族の王・レオンハート2人のビジュアルです‼️#niehime #贄姫と獣の王 pic.twitter.com/Sckrfm09T1
— アニメ『贄姫と獣の王』公式アカウント (@niehime_anime) April 20, 2022
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Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts was serialized in Hakusensha’s semi-monthly shoujo manga magazine Hana to Yume magazine from November 2015 to October 2020, then compiled into 15 tankobon volumes. Its total print run has surpassed 2.1 million copies. The serialization of its spin-off story has also been decided. The English edition is licensed by Yen Press and published since May 2018.
Sariphi, a girl who was offered as the 99th sacrifice to the Beast King. She accepts her fate and goes to the sacrificial ceremony. There, she learns the truth about Leonhart, the feared king who keeps off anyone, and will be welcomed as a queen.
1st and 15th volume covers:
Source: press release
© Yu Tomofuji, Hakusensha / “Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts” Production Committee