©Jun Sakyou • Masaki Inuzumi • FUJIMI SHOBO / Magic Shop • Reon

North American anime licensor has announced during Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles on Saturday that they have acquired the romantic-comedy anime Yu-Shibu, also known by its English title “I couldn’t become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job.”

The story revolves around Raul, who had always wanted to be a hero, but the demon king was defeated, leading to the end of hero exams. He reluctantly took a job working at a small electronics store called Magic Shop Leon. His life is dull but busy until a new girl comes applying for a part time job. She’s the daughter of the defeated demon king. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

According to the licensor, the anime will be available through digital release soon, while its home video release will be announced in the coming days.


Yu-Shibu is a Japanese anime adaptation of a light novel series written by Jun Sakyou and illustrated by Masaki Inuzumi. It is being serialized through Fujimi Shobo imprint Fujimi Fantasia Bunko since January 2012, and currently has nine (9) volumes.

The 12-episode anime series is lead by Keisuke Koumoto (Serge Leibert, Valkyria Chronicles 3 : Unrecorded Chronicles) as Raul Chaser and Azusa Tadokoro (Hiro, Himegoto) as Fino Bloodstone, the daughter of the deceased demon king.

The adaptation is directed by Kinji Yoshimoto, who worked on most Queen’s Blade anime series, while the scripts were written & handled by Masashi Suzuki, who is the scriptwriter for Katekyo Hitman Reborn! and The Law of Ueki, and character designs by Tetsuya Takeuchi. The series was produced by Asread, and was aired in Japan from October to December 2013.