The promotional video for the the upcoming TV anime adaptation of August’s adult PC game Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai (A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) has been uploaded. The anime series is set to air this October 2014 which falls under the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season.
The cast was recently announced and can be viewed here.
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai (A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by August and released on January 25, 2013 for Windows PCs as a DVD. The gameplay in Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai follows a branching plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the five female main characters by the player character. A fan disc for Windows titled Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Hōkago Shippo Days, rated for ages 15 and older, was released in August 2013. A second, adult fan disc titled Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Dreaming Sheep was released in March 2014.
There have been five manga adaptations based on the game published by ASCII Media Works, Ichijinsha, Kadokawa Shoten and Media Factory. Comic anthologies and light novels were also published, as were several music albums. An anime adaptation produced by Hoods Entertainment is scheduled to air from October 2014.
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai synopsis from Haruhichan:
The story is set at Shiomi Academy, a vast, prestigious academy with a Daitoshokan (literally, “great library”) that rivals Japan’s national library. As a member of the Library Club, Kyoutarou Kakei goes to Daitoshokan to enjoy reading by himself. He then meets a second-year girl named Tsugumi Shirasaki through the efforts of a so-called “shepherd” who fulfills people’s wishes. Eventually, more girls join the club thanks to the “shepherd.”