A commercial for the Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil television anime series aired in Japan on Thursday. In the commercial, protagonist Cecile says, "I'm sorry that I'm late!"
The show takes place in Tokyo in 2018, where normal humans and those who can use magic coexist. As a result, there are laws against using magic, and a "magic courtroom" exists to preside over lawsuits regarding magic use. In these cases, "Benmashi" or wizard barristers defend those who use magic. The anime follows Cecile, the youngest Benmashi in history, and her associates as they defend clients in these cases.
The cast includes:
Rui Tanabe (Kin-iro Mosaic) stars as 17-year-old Cecile Sudo, the youngest Benmashi in history who works at the Tokyo Ueno Butterfly Law Office
Kei Shindou (No. 6's Inukashi, Ikki Tousen's Gentoku) will play 22-year-old Natsuna Hotaru, a cool rookie Benmashi
Hiroki Touchi (Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Lassee Aeon, Fairy Tail's Pantherlily) will play 27-year-old Mitsuhisa Hachiya, a courtroom terminator
Ayana Taketatsu (K-ON!'s Azusa, Sword Art Online's Suguha) will play 21-year-old Moyo Tento, a paralegal
Miho Arakawa (Penguindrum's Himari) will play 23-year-old Tsunomi Kabutohara, an associate and an airhead who does things at her own pace
Rumi Ookubo (Yuruyuri's Chinatsu, Galieli Donna's Kazuki) will play 24-year-old Koromo Sasori, an associate with a nice body who loves erotic jokes
Ayumi Tsunematsu (Fate/Zero's Maiya, Hana-Saku Iroha's Takako) will play 32-year-old Ageha Chono, a bossy woman who is a senior partner in the Butterfly Law Office
Wataru Takagi (Detective Conan's Genta, Hajime no Ippo's Masaru) will play 28-year-old Seseri Chono, an unexpected gentleman who is also a senior partner at the Butterfly Law Office
Junichi Suwabe (Bleach's Grimmjow, Fullmetal Alchemist's Greed) will play 25-year-old Kiba Sameoka, the senior partner of the rival Shark Knight law office
Marina Inoue (Haganai's Yozora, Minami-ke's Kana) will play 23-year-old Quinn Erari, a career police inspector in section 1 of the Metropolitan Police Department
Additionally, Katsuyuki Konishi (Hyou-ka's Takeo, Kill la Kill's Tsumugu) and Norio Wakamoto (Code Geass' Charles Zi Britannia, Sengoku Basara's Oda Nobunag) will also voice characters the series.
Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Galilei Donna), who is credited as the show's original creator, is directing the series and handling the series composition at the studio ARMS (Elfen Lied, Kite, Queen's Blade: Rebellion). Michiko Itou (HENNEKO, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion) is writing the scripts.
The series will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 in January 2014.