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.