The first trailer for the upcoming anime My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex (aka Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta) has recently been released, giving the anime watching community its first look at the future awkward moments.
We also get our first look into the cast, staff, and the official key visual. As the name suggests, the story is about Mizuto Irido and Yume Irido, who used to date each other, now have to deal with the fact that they’re step-siblings.
And from there, rom-com hilarity ensues.
The studio behind the anime is Project No.9, which is best known for its slice-of-life and rom-com series, so this is well within their wheelhouse. Some of their recent series include Higehiro and Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki.
Staff and Cast
Playing the leads are Hiro Shimono as Mizuto and Rina Hidaka as Yume. Shimono is best known for his role as Zenitsu in Demon Slayer and Hidaka is famous as Milim from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
So we can get some industry veterans running the show.
The anime is based on the light novel series of the same name. The books are set to release in English this year with digital copies coming out first in February.
Release Date for My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex
As briefly mentioned, Mizuto and Yume dated back in middle school but broke up after some intense argument where they started to hate each other. Now in high school, they’re forced to live with each other in a way more intimate setting.
「ギャルになりきるのです！ 今だけ恥知らずになるのです！」 pic.twitter.com/xtrnLpf9L2
— 『継母の連れ子が元カノだった』公式@第８巻２月発売！ (@tsurekano) January 17, 2022
Now we don’t know when the anime adaptation of My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex will come out. The airing date hasn’t been announced yet, but if I had to guess, I say the summer season.
Also coming out this year is The Great Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody, which is about a demon king who is reincarnated as a peasant who wishes to live a quiet life. If you’re looking for something to watch right now, I wrote the Best Anime of Winter 2022, a guide that lists out my recommendations for this season.