On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Fe, Koroshi Ai (Love of Kill), the first promotional image of the project was published. The press release confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for 2022, and also revealed members of the production team.
Fe began publishing the manga through Kadokawa publisher’s Monthly Comic Gene magazine in October 2015. The publisher published the ninth compiled volume in June 2020, followed by the tenth in December 2020 in Japan. This is the debut work of the author, so it is not possible to establish a catalog of literary antecedents.
- Hideaki Ooba (Denkou Chou Tokkyuu Hikarian, Kai Byoui Ramune, Shinran Shounin to Ousha-jou no Higeki) is directing the anime at Platinum Vision Studios.
- Ayumu Hisao (Devils Line, Kai Byoui Ramune, Kono Oto Tomare!) Is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Youko Satou (7 Seeds, Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou, Kai Byoui Ramune) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
Synopsis of Koroshi Ai
The silent and stoic Chateau Dankworth is a bounty hunter. Their target: Son Ryang-ha, a notorious hit man known for murdering 18 upper-class officials in one night. To this day, his killings remain fast, efficient, and bloody. However, after Son Ryang-ha overpowers Chateau in her first meeting, he reveals her own intentions: he is after her too, but he targets her heart.
Son Ryang-ha’s attempts to get his attention are quite unique, to say the least. He offers her gifts in the form of his current targets, tied up and abused, and he will do anything to spend more time together. Reluctantly, Chateau accepts this act, and thus begins the game of cat and mouse between two murderers.