Key Visual of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer anime. Pic credit: Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Anime Committee

Today I heard about Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer. The hammer is a lie. It has nothing to do with cookies. I looked it up, but feel free to correct me in the comments.

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer sounds like a comedy and it is, but it also has action and adventure in it. Some fans claim this is the next Gurren Lagaan.

The manga was all the rage from the 2000s to 2010. Still, this is the first I hear about it. And I’m glad I did, because there’s something really special about this series.

A clever protag who quickly decides he doesn’t want the epic fate, but since he’s still the target. He accepts and swears by the Lucifer!

Lucifer and the cookie hammer
Special art for the announcement of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer. Pic credit: Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Anime Committee

What do we know about Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer?

According to Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer’s Twitter, the anime is set to be released in July 2022, the Summer 2022 anime season. The talented voice actors who will bring this show to life are: Junya Enoki as Yuhi Amamiya, Naomi Ohzora as Samidare Asahina , Kenjiro Tsuda as Noi Crezant and Azusa Tadakoro as Hisame Asahina.

Satoshi Mizukami is the original creator and is collaborating with Yuuichirou Momose on the series’ composition, and Nobuaki Nakanishi will be the director. The animation studio is still under construction.

The manga ran from April 28, 2005 to August 30, 2010. JMANGA began bringing the series digitally to North America in February 2012, but unfortunately closed in May 2013.

Seven Seas Entertainment was set to pick up the license in November 2013, while Crunchyroll added it to their digital store in September 2014 and BookWalker added it to their services on November 18, 2015.

There are 10 volumes, but Seven Seas Entertainment has released the manga in 2-in-1 omnibus volumes. This means that the anime will be about 10 to 12 episodes.

What can we expect from Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer?

The overall plot is very familiar and full of tropes, but it does contain some refreshing moments. Yuuhi Amamiya is your typical young student until he woke up and found a lizard on his bed.

This lizard introduced himself as Noi Crezant and Yuuhi has been chosen to be a beast knight and save the world. Yuuhi chases Noi out the door and tries to go about his normal routine.

Unfortunately, he has no choice and is soon attacked by a Golem. But he is rescued by Samidare Asahina, his neighbor who turns out to be a princess.

Samidare tells Yuuhi that she is the leader of the Beast Knights and that she needs his help to defeat a Magus who wants to use the Biscuit Hammer (who looks nothing like a biscuit) to destroy the world. But she also wants to use the Biscuit Hammer to destroy the world.

And our boy Yuuhi thinks this is okay. He even kneels at her feet and declares his undying loyalty.

Other works by Satoshi Mizukami include Spirit Circle, Planet With, Trigun: Multiple Bullets, and more. One of his influences is FLCL. This brings me to something that could be the icing on this epic cake.

The Pillows (they did the music for FLCL) released a song in 2002 called Biscuit Hammer. This would be just right when Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer manga starts.

Did The Pillows write this song because they love the manga? Will it end up in the anime? Or is this just a cool coincidence? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out!

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