Anime Spotlight - Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku)

by Anthony Foronda,

Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku)

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Broadcast Begins April 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Tarou Iwasaki
(Baki the Grappler, Ryoko's Case File)
Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
(Free! Eternal Summer, Maria Holic)






Introduction

What “Mikagura School Suite” is... A composition project created by famous vocaloid producer named “Last Note.” encompassing all the popular song series with maximum hype levels. The first series, “After School Stride (Houkago Stride)” got over 1.2 million views in Nico Nico Douga.

Furthermore, MF Bunko J created a light novel, and MF Comics Jean Series published a comics version, making this one of the most talked-about media mix titles at present.

Story

A story that doesn't lose its luster begins – .

Eruna Ichinomiya is a 3rd year in junior high that spends days of boredom as she can't decide what her first choice for high school is. One day, Eruna's cousin Sigure Ninomiya hands her a pamphlet for the private school Mikagura Academy, and her eyes are drawn to the image of Seisa Mikagura, a female student whose photo was used in the pamphlet. Feeling something like destiny from her, Eruna decides to advance to Mikagura Academy. However, Mikagura Academy was an unusual school in having only extracurricular clubs of the non-athletic kind, and what Eruna saw once she arrived on campus were students who were battling each other using ultimate attacks. Strangely invincible! Now, the curtain rises on the story that will never ever lose its luster!

Characters

Eruna Ichinomiya
VA:Juri Kimura

Grade: 1st year high school
Gender: Female
Height: 158 cm
Birthday: December 1
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Blood Type: O
Likes: Cute girls
Extracurricular club: none
Powers: Toy Gun
“Max-level hype! GO!”

Started ditching class from Golden Week of her 3rd year in junior high, and had been spending her life as a shut-in with games in hand when her cousin Shigure Ninomiya suggests she advance to Mikagura Academy for high school. Drawn by the cute uniforms and Seisa Mikagura who was used as the model in the pamphlet, she decides to attend Mikagura Academy.

Seisa Mikagura
VA: Saori Onishi

Grade: 2nd year high school
Gender: Female
Height: 159 cm
Birthday: April 10
Zodiac: Aries
Blood Type: AB
Likes: Home
Extracurricular club: Go Straight Home Club
Powers: Killing Art
“I asked you, are you prepared to lose?”

Representative of the Go Straight Home club, and the grand-daughter of the chairman of the Mikagura Academy trustees. Currently a 2nd year. Used to be part of the Fine Art Club, and was touted to have the strongest powers in all of the academy. Since starting the Go Straight Home Club, she has not attended school at all for the most part, and is living the life of a shut-in.

Otone Fujishiro
VA:Ari Ozawa

Grade: 1st year high school
Gender: Female
Height: 153 cm
Birthday: September 18
Zodiac: Virgo
Blood type: ?
Likes: Shoujo (girls') manga
Extracurricular club: none
Powers: Anti Complex
“The DEVIL that resides within Fujishiro's head…!!”

Like Eruna, a first year with no club affiliation. They say you don't see her on academy campus much at all…

Himi Yasaka
VA:Ayaka Suwa
Grade: 2nd year high school
Gender: Female
Height: 148 cm
Birthday: May 5
Zodiac: Taurus
Blood type: B
Likes: Sweets
Extracurricular club: Calligraphy Club
Powers: Lovely Ink
“Too bad, so regretful, try again next week~~!”

Representative of the Calligraphy Club. Small-framed for a 2nd year, and looks very young. Sweet and innocent, always smiling, and has a very bright personality. Sometimes she is the target of Eruna's fantasies.

Shigure Ninomiya
VA:Nobunaga Shimazaki
Grade: 3rd year high school
Gender: Male
Height: 178 cm
Birthday: February 29
Zodiac: Pisces
Blood type: A
Likes: Eruna Ichinomiya
Extracurricular club: Manga Research Club
Powers: Hero Time
“Looks like you've finally woken up, Eruna-chan……”

3rd year who is the leader and respresentative of the Manga Research Club. Eruna's cousin. Infatuated with Eruna, he uses various tactics to try to get close to her, but Eruna doesn't see any of it, and is actually being avoided by her.

Bimii
VA:Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Gender: Male (apparently)
Birthday: January 31
Zodiac: Aquarius
“To such a cute and lovely one like me, showing such rampageous behavior! What a cruel kid you are, ryui!”

A mysterious creature that looks something like a winged dog or cat. Habitually adds “~ryui” at the end of every sentence.

Cast

Eruna Ichinomiya
Juri Kimura
Seisa Mikagura
Saori Onishi
Otone Fujishiro
Ari Ozawa
Himi Yasaka
Ayaka Suwa
Shigure Ninomiya
Nobunaga Shimazaki
Bimmi
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Staff

Original Creator
Last Note. (MF Bunko J “Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku” / published by KADOKAWA Media Factory)
Original Character designs
Akina
Director
Tarou Iwasaki
Series Composition
Masahiro Yokotani
Character Designs / Chief Animation Director
Manamu Amasaki
Art Director
Takuma Mochizuki (Studio Tulip)
Art Settings
Maho Takahashi (Studio Tulip)
Color Coordinator
Genta Makabe
Filming Director
Tomoyuki Shiokawa (T2 Studio)
3D
Yoshihiro Watanabe
Editing
Daisuke Imai (Jay Film)
Sound Director
Jin Aketagawa
Music
Akimasa Fujisawa
Music Production
KADOKAWA (Media Factory)
Animation Production
Douga Kobo
Production
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Production Committee