Kusunoki Mebuki is a Hero (楠芽吹は勇者である Kusunoki Mebuki wa Yūsha de Aru?) is a light novel set to be serialized in Dengeki G's magazine. The serialization's release date is June 30, 2017. The story will be set in between Episode 12 of Yuki Yuna is a Hero and the 7th Episode of Season 2, accounting the events of a new team of heroes that were candidates at a point. The epilogue chapter takes place after the event of Season 2. It mostly focuses on 5 certain characters, Kusunoki Mebuki, Miroku Yumiko, Kagajou Suzume, Yamabushi Shizuku, and their Miko, Kokudo Aya.
Staff (Presumed) Edit
- Concept Designs: Takahiro (Minato Soft)
- Illustrator: BUNBUN
- Vertex Designs: D.K＆JW WORKS
- Writer: Shuhaku Aoi
- Editor: Project 2H
This story takes place in the Divine Era,300, Autumn. Kusunoki Mebuki had competed against Miyoshi Karin to take the position of Minowa Gin’s successor, but Karin had won leaving Mebuki ashamed and jealous. The girl is later on summoned to Kagawa’s Gold Tower where she is given the duty of a sentinel, a job that requires investigating outside the wall the current heroes once stepped foot out of. Now Mebuki strives to become a worthy sentinel in order to prove to the Taisha that she is capable of becoming a hero. But Mebuki also starts to realize that she must protect her fellow comrades in order to do so.
|1||As If A Dead Flower Could Bloom (死んで花実が咲くものか Shin De Hana Miga Saku Mono Ka?)||June 30, 2017|
|2||To Cut One's Belly With A Branch (連木で腹を切る Ren Ki De Hara Wo Kiru?)||July 29, 2017|
|3||A Strong Wind Knows A Sturdy Weed (疾風に勁草を知る Shippu ni keishou kusa wo Shiru?)||August 30, 2017|
|4||Even A Starving Hawk Will Not Eat Grass (鷹は飢えても穂を摘まず Taka ha ue ete mo ho mazu?)||September 29, 2017|
|5||Clouded Moon, Flowers in the Wind (月に叢雲, 花に風 Tsuki ni Murakumo, hana ni kaze?)||October 30, 2017|
|6||A Lotus Blossoming Through Dirt (泥中の蓮 Deichu no Hachisu?)||November 30, 2017|
|Extra||Willows are Green, Flowers are Red (柳は緑花は紅 Yanagi ha midori, Hana na Aka?)||December 15, 2017|
|Extra||Fallen Petals Won't Return to the Branch, a Broken Mirror Won't Shine Again (落花枝に返らず、破鏡再び照らさず Rakka eda ni kaerazu, hakyō futatabi terasazu?)||September 29, 2018|
- The girls of the series are not actually heroes, but miko and sentinels.