“Kusanoki Mebuki is a Hero” novels star new team of heroes
Kadokawa‘s Dengeki G’s Magazine launched a serialized illustrated novel titled Kusanoki Mebuki wa Yūsha de Aru (Kusanoki Mebuki is a Hero) in the August issue on June 30. The novel, a spinoff of the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero franchise, is included in the magazine’s “Dengeki G’s Novel” pamphlet, and will have new chapters every month.
Aoi Akashiro (Nogi Wakaba wa Yusha de Aru novels, Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Han Yui no Kirameki smartphone game) is writing the new series, and franchise character designer BUNBUN is providing the illustrations. Takahiro is credited with the original project. The story takes place two years after the events of the Washio Sumi wa Yūsha de Aru novel and its anime adaptations, making it concurrent with the first Yuki Yuna Is a Hero anime’s story.
The new team of heroes includes (clockwise from top in image below): Mebuki Kusunoki, Shizuku Yamabushi, Yumiko Miroku, Suzume Kagajō, and Aya Kokudo.