Satoshi Mizukami‘s Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer manga will be getting an anime adaptation. The announcement was made by the author on his official Twitter account on Monday, Jan 24, 2022.
He also drew a special illustration to commemorate the announcement.
According to Mizukani, the anime will be adapting the entire manga. An official website for the anime (hoshinosamidare.jp) was also launched.
Nobuaki Nakanishi will be directing the series. Original author Satoshi Mizukami and Yuichiro Momose will serve as series composers. The studio(s) in charge of animating the series was not specified in the announcement, however, the Twitter account of A.I.R (Anime Intelligence (and) Research) noted that Anime studio Nippon Animation retweeted the announcements made by the author and Comic Natalie.
Mizukami’s Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer manga was serialized in Shōnen Gahōsha’s seinen magazine, Young King OURs since April 2005, with the final volume of the series published in Nov, 2010. Seven Seas Entertainment published and distributed the series in North America.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the plot of the series as follows;
“Everything about college student Amamiya Yuuhi is average: grades, looks and his blasé outlook on life. So what happens when he awakens one day to a talking lizard, who informs him that there is a gigantic hammer in outer space, poised to split the Earth into pieces, and requests his allegiance in the fight against the forces of evil? Pretend it never happened! Unfortunately for Yuuhi, a little bit of coercion in the form of a super-powered princess prevents him from returning to his mediocre life-as-usual.
In the adventure of his lifetime, Yuuhi will join forces with the unpredictable princess and seek out a motley crew of companions to fight back against an evil mage and his horrifyingly powerful homunculus before the Biscuit Hammer destroys the planet!“
Mizukami is also the author of Spirit Circle and is currently working on the TV anime Planet With. A manga was launched for the latter series by Mizukami in Young King OURs on April 28, 2018, and an anime television series by J.C.Staff premiered on July 8, 2018. As of July 2021, the manga has entered its final arc.