News Silver Link Animates AntiMagic Academy 'The 35th Test Platoon'
posted on 2015-01-19 23:40 EST by Egan Loo
The March issue of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine announced on Tuesday that the studio Silver Link (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow) is animating the adaptation of Tōki Yanagimi's AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" (Tai-Madō Gakuen 35 Shiken Shōtai) light novel series.
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 published the ninth volume on December 20. Sutarō Hanao adapted the story into a three-volume manga series that ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine from 2012 to May 2014. Yohei Yasumura launched a new manga in the February issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine.