©Gido Amagakure, KODANSHA/"A Galaxy Next Door" Production Committee

Hong Kong-based content distributor Medialink Entertainment has announced on Wednesday they have acquired the upcoming anime A Galaxy Next Door.

The upcoming romantic comedy anime is scheduled to premiere on 09 April, which will stream on their Ani-One Asia YouTube channel every Sundays at 01:30am PHT, just an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.

The anime will also be made available to their streaming platform partners in the region.


Since his parents died, manga artist Ichiro has barely scraped by, forced to support his two younger siblings on just a middle school education. Suddenly, a new assistant pops into Ichiro’s life, and his prospects immediately start to brighten. She’s a beautiful artist, who always finishes on time. Soon, she makes a confession that bends Ichiro’s mind beyond the confines of Earth…”I’m the princess from Meteor country. I will become married to the person who is connected with my thorn.” (Synopsis from Medialink)

A Galaxy Next Door (Otonari ni Ginga) is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese romantic comedy manga series by Gido Amagakure, who also created the slice-of-life manga Sweetness & Lightning, which has been running in Kodansha’s Good! Afternoon magazine since April 2020 and currently has five volumes published.


©Gido Amagakure, KODANSHA/”A Galaxy Next Door” Production Committee

A Galaxy Next Door’s anime adaptation will be directed by Ryuichi Kimura, who previously worked on Aikatsu! anime franchise, while GeGeGe no Kitaro’s 2018 anime adaptation scriptwriter Gigaemon Ichikawa will handle the series composition.

Yasuka Otaki, who worked as animation director in the recently-concluded Girls’ Frontline anime series, will handle character designs, which will be animated by Asahi Production.

Japanese singer Chinatsu Matsumoto will perform the anime’s opening theme song “Tonari Awase” (となりあわせ), while voice actor Yuu Wakui will perform the ending theme song “Stella”.


The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Taku Yashiro, who voiced Hirokazu Arai in the sci-fi action anime Chainsaw Man, as “Ichiro Kuga” and Yuu Wakui, who voiced Maylene in the adventure anime By the Grace of the Gods, as “Shiori Goshiki”

They will also be joined by Rina Endou (Tsumugi Inuzuka, Sweetness & Lightning anime) as “Machi Kuga”, Maria Naganawa (Kanna, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid anime) as “Fumio Kuga”, Rie Takahashi (Tsubasa Katsuki, Comic Girls anime) as “Chihiro Ibusuki”, Tomokazu Sugita (Kohei Nikaido, Golden Kamui series) as “Masahiro Morikuni” and Yoko Hikasa (Freya, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? franchise) as “Momoka Morikuni”.



A Galaxy Next Door will be an addition to previously announced anime titles acquired by Medialink Entertainment for the Spring 2023 season, which includes the upcoming fantasy comedy anime Mashle: Magic and Muscles, the Second Seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury and In Another World with My Smartphone, the Third Season of Dr. STONE and the upcoming drama anime Oshi no Ko.