Plus-Sized Elf anime announces Summer 2024 release date and more with new visual

Plus-Sized Elf anime announces Summer 2024 release date (Image via Elias)
Plus-Sized Elf anime announces Summer 2024 release date (Image via Elias)

Plus-Sized Elf anime is set to premiere on July 6, 2024, as announced by the official staff via a new visual. Additionally, the anime's staff revealed the names of nine additional cast members. The broadcast information for the series has also been revealed.

Plus-Sized Elf anime is an adaptation of Synecdoche's original Japanese comedy manga series. Comic Gum site serialized the manga from December 2016 to May 2021.

Following its conclusion, a continuation manga, titled Plus-Sized Elf: Second Helping was serialized in Akita Shoten's Dokodemo Young Champion magazine, with three volumes published thus far.


Plus-Sized Elf anime's new visual confirms July 6, 2024 release date

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, the official website and X handle for the Plus-Sized Elf anime unveiled the main visual to announce that the show will be released on June 6, 2024, that is, in Summer 2024. Additionally, the staff revealed the broadcast details for the show.

It has been confirmed that the Plus-Sized Elf anime will air its episodes every Saturday at 25:30 JST from July 6, 2024 (effectively from July 7, 2024, at 1:30 AM JST), on Tokyo MX and BS11.

Japanese audiences can also watch the anime on AT-X every Monday from 11:30 PM JST, starting July 8, 2024. Moreover, the show will also premiere on d-anime Store, DMM TV, and AnimeFesta, on July 7, 2024, at 12 am JST. HIDIVE has acquired the rights to stream the anime internationally.

The main visual for the Plus-Sized Elf anime (Image via Elias studios)
The main visual for the Plus-Sized Elf anime (Image via Elias studios)

Aside from the release date and broadcast information, the official team behind the anime has unveiled the names of nine additional cast members, who are as follows:

  • Madoka Asahina as Raika
  • Sora Tokui as Meru
  • Miyu Kubota as Kusahanada
  • Kaori Maeda as Honeda
  • Yuka Iguchi as Sateru
  • Aya Uchida as Oku and Akiha Ino
  • Aino Shimada as Gonda
  • Mikoi Sasaki as Hitome
  • Kotori Koiwai as Kobo

The previously announced voice actors for the fantasy comedy series are Ayasa Ito as Erufuda (Elfuda), Rena Hasegawa as Kuroeda, aka the Dark Elf, Takahide Ishii as Tomoatsu Naoe, and Ayaka Fukuhara as Oga the Ogre.

Notably, the main visual for the Plus-Sized Elf anime has been revealed, which depicts the nine new characters alongside Erufuda, Kuroeda, and Oga. Erufuda appears in her iconic t-shirt, munching on some fries. The illustration confirms the anime's July 6, 2024, premiere date.


Staff and other details for the Plus-Sized Elf anime

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Toshikatsu Tokoro directs the series at Elias Studios, with Yuki Takabayashi supervising the scripts. Katsuyuki Sato has joined the staff as the character designer, while Cher Watanabe is enlisted as the music composer.

Other staff members include Keisuke Yanagi as the editor, Yukiko Ario as the color designer, Shinobu Takahashi as the art director, Takayuki Yamaguchi as the sound editor, Yoshikazu Miyagawa as the director of photography, and others.

Erufuda and Naoe, as seen in the anime (Image via Elias studios)
Erufuda and Naoe, as seen in the anime (Image via Elias studios)

Based on Synecdoche's manga, the anime centers around Naoe, a massage therapist, who encounters a strange patient at night. A lovely lady with emerald eyes and a pointy nose, everything points to her being an elf, except for her fuller body.

Naoe discovers that she is truly an elf, named Erufuda, who wants to lose weight. However, her insatiable and unhealthy obsession with junk food prevents her from achieving her goal.


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