It’s finally happening. Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer is getting an anime. The adaptation was announced by the original manga’s creator Satoshi Mizukami via Twitter.
The tweet promised a Summer 2022 debut in Japan. It also included some art to commemorate the occasion.
— 水上悟志 (@nekogaeru) January 24, 2022
Its Japanese title is Hoshi no Samidare (Samidare of the Stars). Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer originally ran from 2005 to 2010 in Japan. It was localized into English from 2012 through 2015 across 10 volumes. The story follows misanthropic college student Yuuhi Amamiya, who one day finds a talking lizard in his bed. The lizard tells Yuuhi that he’s been chosen to become a Beast Knight, tasked with saving the world alongside a magical Princess. The threat to the world is a mage that wants to destroy the Earth with the titular Biscuit Hammer, a massive hammer hanging in Earth’s orbit. Yuuhi encounters the Princess, one Samidare Asahina. Samidare has her own plans, though. She intends to defeat the mage with Yuuhi’s help so that she can destroy Earth herself.
The anime adaptation of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer will involve Mizukami as a scriptwriter. Besides creating the manga, Mizukami also worked on Planet With. Yuichiro Momose is also credited as a scriptwriter. Momose wrote for shows like Infinite Dendrogram and So I’m A Spider, So What? Attached to direct is Nobuaki Nakanishi, who worked on shows like Kasimasi and Mahoujin Guru Guru. According to Mizukami, the anime will cover the entire run of the original manga. It will see the story through “to the end.”
The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer anime will air in Japan in Summer 2022. No international release plans where shared. The manga is available digitally via Crunchyroll and Seven Seas Entertainment. Another Seven Seas-published title, World’s End Harem, has an anime adaptation ongoing.