Märchen Mädchen Anime Premieres in January
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The official website for the television anime adaptation of late author Tomohiro Matsu and artist Kantoku's Märchen Mädchen (Fairy Tale Girls) light novel series revealed on Saturday that the series will premiere in January. The anime will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and BS11.
Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Fantasista Doll, Bamboo Blade) is the chief director for the anime, and Shigeru Ueda (RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus - Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits) is directing the anime at Hoods Entertainment. Yuki Morikawa (Fantasista Doll, If Her Flag Breaks, animation director) is adapting Kantoku's original character designs for animation. Matsu is credited for series composition. Reina Ueda is performing an image song for the anime titled "Daremo Watashi o Shiranai Sekai e" (To a World Where Nobody Knows Me).
The novels center on Hazuki Kagimura, a normal girl who is usually alone. With her relationship with her new family not going so well, she retreats every day to the world of stories and books. One day, after school, one of the library's bookshelves send her to another world with a magic school, where she meets Shizuka Tsuchimikado. She finds out that girls (called "mädchen") who attend the school are selected by old fairy tales and folk stories to wield their magic, and are taught how to wield it in the school, all to compete at the annual Hexen Nacht (Witch's Night) competition, where girls represent their schools in magical duels. The winner of the competition gets to have one wish magically granted. The school has girls who are chosen by such stories as Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, Issun-bōshi, Der Freischütz, Shuten-dōji, The Little Matchstick Girl, The Gigantic Turnip, Arthurian legends, and The Ramayana. Hazuki herself is chosen by the Cinderella story. She begins her new life at the school to become a magic user, and to be friends with Shizuka.
Source: MoCa News