Fantasy Comedy Manga ‘Shut-In Elf’ Licensed for Western Release

Seven Seas Entertainemnt announced that the fantasy comedy manga series Shut-In Elf by Akihiko Higuchi has been licensed for a North American release. It’s first volume will be released both physically and digitally in March 2021 for $12.99.

Shut-In Elf is a lighthearted manga series following an elf girl from another world with an obsession with video games and the humans forced to deal with her.

The manga is described as:

Koganei Koito is a teenager who works as an attendant to the Takamimi Shrine. Rumors have it that a deity dwells within the shrine, but the actual resident is an immortal elf who found herself stuck on Earth some four hundred years ago. What’s more, the elf is a total shut-in who won’t go outside…and has developed a taste for video games! Now the attendants at the shrine have to cater to the elf’s love of the most modern gizmos–from handheld games to virtual reality headsets–in this charming fantasy comedy!

Any fan of isekai anime/manga will probably get a kick out of the trope reversal found in Shut-In Elf. We won’t see the series until early next year, but this just gives us plenty of time to get caught up on all the other manga series we’ve put on the back burner.

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Jake Yoder

Lover of all things gaming, anime, film and theatre. Shonen anime/manga enthusiast.