A couple of seasons out from its original run in Japan, North American publisher Sentai Filmworks have confirmed that the anime adaptation of Lynn Okamoto’s manga series Gokukoku no Buryunhirude (極黒のブリュンヒルデ) is now a part of their acquisition list. Being published under the title Brynhildr in the Darkness, Sentai are set to launch it through video-on-demand services shortly, with a home video release likely to hit store shelves in the new couple of years.
A high school senior Murakami Ryota had a childhood friend called Kuroneko who died in an accident. Ryota had made a promise with Kuroneko that he will prove there are aliens in the universe. In order to fulfill his promise, he joined the astronomy club at the school as its only member and kept observing the stars almost every night. One day, a girl who looks like Kuroneko transferred into his class. To his surprise, the girl’s name is Kuroha Neko which is really similar to his childhood friend’s name. However it seems that there is something unusual about her. It turns out that she is a witch who actually escaped from a research laboratory.
Brynhildr in the Darkness has been directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Also responsible for Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2), with character designs by Hiroaki Karasu, script writing by Yukinori Kitajima and animation by Japanese studio ARMS.