News Aoharu x Machinegun TV Anime Special Slated for Christmas Eve
posted on 2015-12-12 00:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The episode is titled "Kemono-tachi no Senjō da na!" (Battlefield of Animals!), and features the teams Toy GunGun and Hoshishiro entering a survival game tournament where participants are required to don cosplay while playing. The website revealed screenshots from the episode (see gallery below). The staff for the episode includes:
- Script: Kenji Konuta
- Storyboards: Junya Koshiba, Hideaki Nakano
- Technical Director: Junya Koshiba
- Animation Director: Shinichiro Kajiura, Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Mina Itou
Aoharu x Machinegun (Aoharu x Kikanjū) adapts NAOE's manga of the same name. The manga follows high school student Hotaru Tachibana (Mikako Komatsu), a girl disguised as a boy. Through strange circumstances she finds herself drawn into the world of survival games by a host, Masamune Matsuoka (Tomoaki Maeno). The two form a team with ero-manga artist Tohru Yukimura (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) and aim to be the be the best in Japan.
Hideaki Nakano (Baccano!, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Golden Time episode director) helmed the anime series at Brains Base (Durarara!!, Natsume's Book of Friends), with scripts by Kenji Konuta (Library War, Ace of Diamond). Junko Yamanaka (Detective Conan films, You Are Umasou, Kamisama Kiss 2) designed the characters and also served as chief animation director.