What You Need to Know:
- Today the isekai light novel series Hachinantte, Sore wa nai Deshou! (Roughly: The 8th Son? There's No Way!) has announced that the series is currently in the process of getting an anime.
- The series is currently being published by MF Books and was originally started where most isekai anime are from, the Japanese light novel site, Shousetsuka ni Narou. The anime is purportedly to be in celebration of selling over 1.4 million copies. The series currently has 14 volumes in print with the 15th slated to go on sale on Christmas day. it is written by Y.A. and illustrated by Fuzichoko.
- The story is of our main character Shingo Ichimiya who is working a regular job when he opens his eyes after sleeping throughout the night and is now the eigth son of some poor nobles. He has no right to inherit the home nor land, and he knows nothing of the internal politics that plague his family. The one thing he does have goes for him though, is that he is a magical prodigy. He then sets off on a journey to become a powerful mage and make money through his magical talents. Of course though, he has zero plans to set off and save the world or anything like that.
Unique concept but I like it!
I'll watch it. 15 bound volumes is nothing to sneeze at!