According to the June 2015 issue of Ichijinsha’s Monthly Comic Rex, an upcoming TV anime adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 classic Lolita is scheduled for fall of this year. Lolita ~ Onnanoko no Kifu ga Narimashitaka!? is expected to be a one-cour show produced by Silver Link.
The story, inspired by the plot of the original novel, centers around a otaku named Hanbo who has become a hikkikomori lolicon. One day, though a series of comically inadvertent events, he finds himself living alone with a violently tsundere 12-year-old girl. There’s one more catch: he finds out she’s his daughter-in-law!
Though some critics have voiced concern and skepticism over the subject matter, many observers predict that Nogaka‘s groundbreaking premise has the potential to change the anime industry forever.
“I don’t want to overhype something so far off, but the fans will finally get what have been waiting for all this time,” one comment on Japanese anime blog Yaron reads. “Finally, a breath of fresh air in the anime industry.”
The official Nogaka website confirms that Kugimiya Rie will be voicing a loli with twintails.