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The December issue (on sale on November 4) of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine will announce that Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō (Properly Learned Modern Magic) light novels will be animated. The story revolves around Koyomi Morishita, a clumsy high school freshman girl who is often mistaken for a grade-schooler because of her shortness. Koyomi becomes a disciple of Misa Anehara, a 25-year-old graduate student who happens to be one of the most powerful modern-day magicians.
Ai Nonaka (Clannad, Negima!) will play Koyomi, and Hitomi Nabatame (Ichigo Mashimaro, Maburaho) will play Misa. The other cast members include Haruka Tomatsu (Yumiko Christina Ichinose), Minako Kotobuki (Kaho Sakazaki), and Shintarō Asanuma (Sōshirō Anehara). Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko imprint published five volumes of the light novels between 2003 and 2005, along with a new edition of the first volume with revamped art that shipped this year. Miki Miyashita, the illustrator of the original light novels and the Maburaho manga, has also been adapting the story as a manga in Jump Square since the September issue, after a short prologue in the Jump Square II spinoff magazine.
Image © Miki Miyashita/Shueisha
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