人類は衰退しました (じんるいはすいたいしました) translated as "Humanity has Declined", is a light novel written by Romeo Tanaka and an Anime animated by studio AIC A.S.T.A.For years, declining birth rates have forced whatís left of the human race to cede more and more territory to other beings who have appeared to take advantage of the emptying ecological niche. Now, only a handful of humans remain among the remnants of civilization and Earth is dominated by fairies Ė tiny, four-inch tall creatures of surprising intelligence. But humanityís importance isnít over quite yet, as the young heroine learns as she makes the decision to return to her hometown and assume her grandfatherís position as an arbitrator between the races. Unfortunately, the job isnít going to be anywhere near as simple as she expected, and itís going to take a wisdom far beyond her years to achieve her most important mission.Originally a light novel, an anime adaptation premiered as a part of the Summer 2012 Anime lineup and is currently being simulcast on Crunchyroll. It has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks with a home video release planned for 2013.
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