Shinchosha‘s official website for Megumi Hatakeyama’s Shabake historical fantasy novel series announced on Thursday that it is inspiring an anime adaptation that will celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary. It will stream on the website on July 19.
The novels’ story is set in Edo, and centers on a sickly but kind-hearted young man, and the mysterious spirit that watches over him.
The first novel in the series debuted in 2001, with numerous sequel novels since then. The series has also inspired two live-action television series, manga, radio plays, stage plays, stage musicals, and picture books.