News AIC Makes 2nd Ribbon-chan Magical Girl Anime to Teach English
posted on 2013-06-24 11:00 EDT
Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahō Shōjo, AIC's anime that aims to teach English with cute girl characters by Moetan illustrator POP, is getting a new television series of shorts this summer. Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahō Shōjo the TV (Real Otaku English! Ribbon-chan" A Magical Girl Who Fights in English: The TV series) will premiere on July 5.
The story centers around Ribbon-chan, a girl struggling with English who becomes a magical girl when she makes a contract with a self-described familiar named Toner. She aims to become a super heroine who can fill the Tokyo Dome arena with her singing and dancing. Sakura Tange plays Ribbon-chan, and Hiroko Igarashi plays Toner.
The rest of the cast includes:
Takayuki Kondou as her shark familiar Jet
Rina Satou as Garnett, a high school girl who traps her familiar and commands it to make her a magical girl
Yūya Murakami as her mole familiar Tank
Yu Kobayashi as Baruko Rai, a high school girl with adolescent delusions of grandeur who becomes a magical girl. She professes to become a witch to destroy the world.
Shiho Nakakuma as Nerd, a wannabe magical girl
Keiji Fujiwara and Shiori Kawana also return as the Japanese and English narrators.
Yoshito Nishōji (assistant director on Tentai Senshi Sunred 2 and R-15) is directing the project at AIC Frontier. Motofumi Nakajō replaces Koujirou Nakamura (Tentai Senshi Sunred) as series script supervisor, and Nobuyuki Kitajima is adapting POP's character designs for animation and serving as chief animation director.
Images © POP/AIC