The Romantic Killer anime—which adapts the manga of the same name by Wataru Momose—is set to premiere on Netflix on October 27. With just a hair over a week to go, Netflix came through with a new English-subtitled clip previewing some of lead character Anzu Hoshino’s begrudging brushes with romance.
Momose’s manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ from 2019 to 2020, and won the grand prize of the second edition of the Jump Vertical Scroll Manga Award. The series follows Anzu Hoshino, a girl who refuses to fall in love, and Riri, a wizard who aims to make her fall in love. You can read our review right here.
Kazuya Ichikawa (The World Ends With You the Animation) is on board as director, with Sayuri Ohba (Sasaki and Miyano) on series composition and scripts along with fellow script writer Yuko Fukuda (I’m Quitting Heroing). Arisa Matsuura (Outburst Dreamer Boys) is on character designs and Ryu Kawasaki and Tomoyuki Kono are on music for the DOMERICA production.
Netflix sums up the story:
Anzu Hoshino is a “non-heroine type” high school girl who pays no attention to fashion or romance and spends every day playing video games. When the wizard Riri suddenly appears, Anzu is forced to participate in the Magical World’s project to stop population decline. This romantic comedy depicts what happens when Anzu goes from living a life immersed in her three favorite things — video games, chocolate, and cats — to being surrounded by handsome guys. Anzu is steadfast in her claim that she never wanted to live in a dating simulation game. She meets a handsome guy who is so popular it hurts, a clean-cut and athletic childhood friend, and a beautiful rich young guy who is naive about the outside world. By meeting Anzu, they all begin to change gradually.
Source: Netflix Anime