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Sentai Filmworks Adds Wizard Barristers Supernatural Anime

posted on 2014-01-22 16:50 EST
Kite/Galilei Donna's Umetsu directs series that premiered on January 12

North American licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil television anime series. The company will release the series digitally with a home video release to follow. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs.

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 Cecil, the youngest Benmashi in history, and her associates as they defend clients in these cases.

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. Tatsuya Tomaru and Katsumi Matsuda are serving as chief animation directors, and Kayo Konishi and Yukio Kondoo (MOKA☆) are handling the music. Additionally, Rui Tanabe is performing the ending theme song "Blue Topaz."

The main cast includes: Rui Tanabe as Cecile Sudo, Kei Shindou as Natsuna Hotaru, Hiroki Touchi as Mitsuhisa Hachiya, Ayana Taketatsu as Moyo Tento, Miho Arakawa as Tsunomi Kabutohara, Rumi Ookubo as Koromo Sasori, Ayumi Tsunematsu as Ageha Chono, Wataru Takagi as Seseri Chono, Junichi Suwabe as Kiba Sameoka, and Marina Inoue as Quinn Erari. Additionally, Chafurin plays Tobiro Kamakiri, Yui Taya plays batta Mitori, Daisuke Ono plays Shibuki Kujira, Rikiya Koyama plays Makusu Shimon, Yasuhiro plays Sango Sazanami, Hideshi Hara plays Sayachi Kajino, and Rie Miyoshi plays Megumi Sudo. Katsuyuki Konishi and Norio Wakamoto also voice characters the series.

The series premiered in Japan on January 12.


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