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AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" Light Novels Get Anime

posted on 2014-04-15 01:15 EDT
Action fantasy about motley unit that roots out magic users in a world where guns reign supreme

Kadokawa's Fujimi Shobo announced on Tuesday that Tōki Yanagimi's AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" (Tai-Madō Gakuen 35 Shiken Shōtai) light novel series has an anime adaptation in the works.

The school action fantasy is set in a world where people with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to "AntiMagic Academy," a training facility for Inquisitors of Herectics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users.

However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley "small fry platoon" for poor students. One day, Ōka Ōtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

Yanagimi launched the light novel series with illustrations by Kippu (No-Rin) in 2012, and Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint will publish the seventh volume this Saturday, April 19. Sutarō Hanao already adapted the story into a manga series that launched in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in 2012. Fujimi Shobo ran a television commercial for the second novel volume that same year:


[Via 0takomu]


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