Otherside Picnic is a Japanese science fiction yuri light novel series. It is written by Iori Miyazawa and illustrated by Shirakaba. Hayakawa Publishing has released four volumes since February 2017. A manga adaptation with art by Eita Mizuno has been serialized since February 2018. And it has been collected in four tankōbon volumes. The anime television series is being produced by Liden Films and Felix Film. It was announced on March 5, 2020.
The “Otherworld” is a fictional realm filled with mystery. It exists parallel to our world but is home to some dangerous creatures from ghost stories. It covers genres like Adventure, science fiction, and yuri. Toriko and Sorawo embark on an adventure into this enigmatic world for the sake of research, to earn money, and also to look for an important person.
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According to the franchise’s official website and Twitter account, the science fiction series begins in January 2021. They also released their second promo. You can watch the Otherside Picnic latest promo here.
The promo shows Sorawo’s first interaction with Toriko Nishina on the Otherside right after seeing an unknown creature and nearly dying.
Otherside Picnic Staff
Otherside Picnic is directed and written by Takuya Sato. Ayumi Nishibata is designing the characters, and Takeshi Watanabe is composing the series’ music. Kazutaka Ema is the creature designer. Hiroki Matsumoto is the art director, and You Iwaida is the color designer. Takeshi Kuchiba is the director of photography. Yūya Shiraishi is the 3D director and Masahiro Goto is the editor.
J-novel.club is publishing the novel series digitally in English, and it describes the first volume:
Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing “that thing” and nearly dying.
Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi’s life changed. In this other world, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research. for-profit, and to find an important person, Toriki and Sorawo set foot into the abnormal.
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