The Media Factory Bunko Summer School Festival 2014 event was recently held in Akihabara, where lots of new information are released and announcements are made. One such announcement is that Takumi Hiiragiboshi and Yuu Asaba’s light novel series Absolute Duo will be receiving an anime adaptation.
The event also announced that studio 8-Bit (Tokyo Ravens, Infinite Stratos) will be animating the anime. The event also announced that there will be a new manga adaptation of the series, and will be serialised in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine. Additionally, the anime’s website also launched with a new visual and a promotional video of the announcement:
Absolute Duo is a light novel series written by Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi and features character designs from Yuu Asaba. The series began in 2012 in Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint. To date the series has a total of 5 compiled volumes, with the sixth volumes releasing on the 25th. The series also received a manga adaptation earlier last year in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine by Shinichirou Nariie.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
After losing a loved one, Tooru Kokonoe enrolls at Kouryou Academy so as to gain a <<Blaze>>, a weapon that is his soul manifestation, for the sake of revenge. He was expecting a weapon… What he got was a shield… How is he to seek revenge with something that isn’t even a weapon?!
Further information about the Absolute Duo anime, such as the air date and cast, will be revealed at later dates.
Source Image – Absolute Duo Website
“Absolute Duo”, images, video and all associated brands and titles © 2014 Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi, Yuu Asaba, 8-Bit, Media Factory and Absolute Duo Production Committee