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Crunchyroll to Stream The irregular at magic high school

posted on 2014-04-04 18:11 EDT
Anime to premiere April 5 in N. & S. America, S. Africa

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream The irregular at magic high school anime series this season. The show will stream for members every Saturday beginning on April 5 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The stream will be available in North and South America, and South Africa.

Aniplex of America had announced last month that it would stream the anime and described the story:

Magic--A century has passed since this concept has been recognized as a formal technology instead of the product of the occult or folklore.

The season is spring and it is time for a brand new school year. At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, A.K.A Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The “Bloom,” who demonstrate the highest grades and are enrolled in the “First Course,” and the “Weed,” who have poor academic records and are enrolled in the “Second Course.”

This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. The brother is an underachiever with some deficiencies and enrolls as a “Weed,” while his younger sister is an honor student, who enrolls as a “Bloom.”

The brother, with a somewhat philosophical expression, and the younger sister who holds feelings a little stronger than sibling love for him…

Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious school, the calm campus was beginning to change...

The show will star Yūichi Nakamura as Tatsuya, Saori Hayami as Miyuki Shiba, Takuma Terashima as Leonhart Saijō (Leo), Yumi Uchiyama as Erika Chiba, Satomi Satou as Mizuki Shibata, Sora Amamiya as Honoka Mitsui, Yuiko Tatsumi as Shizuku Kitayama, Marina Inoue as Mari Watanabe, Ryohei Kimura as Hattori Gyōbu, Junichi Suwabe as Katsuto Jūmonji, Kana Hanazawa as Mayumi Saegusa, Mai Nakahara as Suzune Ichihara, Saki Ogasawara as Azusa Nakajō, Haruka Tomatsu as Sayaka Mibu, Tomokazu Sugita as Takeaki Kirihara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Masaki Ichijō, and Ayumu Murase as Shinkurō Kichōji.

Manabu Ono (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Saki Episode of Side A) is directing the anime with assistant director Yuuji Kumazawa at the Studio MADHOUSE. Original novel illustrator Kana Ishida is also handling the anime character designs with sub-character designer Maho Yoshikawa. The chief animation directors are Ishida, Maho Yoshikawa, and Shinichi Miyamae, while the action animation directors are Takashi Tomioka and Satoshi Iwataki.

Jimmy Stone and Izmojuki (Izumojūki/Junji Okubo) are the CAD and mechanic designers. Rie Ota (Kusanagi) is the art director with art designers Yoshihiro Ishimoto, Yūho Taniuchi, and Akihiro Hirasawa. Yukie Noguchi is the color key artist.

Shuhei Yabuta is the 3D director, and Yuuki Kawashita is the director of photography. Kashiko Kimura is editing. Taku Iwasaki (Black Butler, Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater) is scoring the music with sound direction by Satoshi Motoyama and sound effects by Tomoji Furuya. LiSA and ELISA will contribute the opening and ending theme songs, respectively.


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