Based on the light novels written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki, the How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord anime is set to make its debut on Japanese TV this summer. Yūta Murano directs the adaptation, with Kazeyuki Fudeyasu on series composition and Shizue Kaneko on character designs for the Ajiado Animation Studio production.
Ahead of the summer premiere, a slightly NSFW promo is here to preview some of the isekai adventure to come.
J-Novel Club publishes the light novel in English. Here’s how they describe it:
In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to a world outside his own– but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <<Magic Reflection>> activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved! Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game! “Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!” So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!