Plus-Sized Elf anime announced, launches in 2024

Plus-Sized Elf anime

Following a brief teaser/rumor, publisher Akita Shoten has finally announced a Plus-Sized Elf anime (Elf-san wa Yaserarenai), and it’s coming this year.

The new anime adaptation is based on Synecdoche’s wildly popular manga of the same name, and will star Ayasa Itō as the protagonist, the thicc elf Elfuda. A premiere is set for sometime later in 2024.

Originally launched back in 2016, the Plus-Sized Elf manga ran for eight volumes through 2021 and was released in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. They describe the original manga as such:

The story of an elf struggling to lose weight after she discovered human French fries!

Naoe-kun, a massage therapist, is about to head home for the day when he’s saddled with a rather strange patient. This lovely lady has emerald eyes, pointy ears, and grew up in the forest–everything about her screams “elf,” except for one thing: her bodacious body. It turns out she left her world but loves junk food in this one, and now her obsession has caught up with her. Can Naoe-kun help this lovable elf girl lose the weight–and keep it off?

A sequel manga, Plus-Sized Elf: Second Helping! (localized as Plus-Sized Elf: Super Sized!), has been running since 2022.

To coincide with the new Plus-Sized Elf anime, the manga will be re-released in new editions, with brand new covers.

Further details on the Plus-Sized Elf anime like a production studio and a firm release date weren’t confirmed.



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