Manaria Friends/Mysteria Friends Anime Premieres on January 20
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the delayed Manaria Friends television anime, which was formerly known as Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, revealed on Monday that the series of shorts will premiere on January 20. The first episode will air on Tokyo MX from 24:30 to 24:45 on Sunday, January 20 (effectively Monday at 12:30-12:45 a.m.). The anime will also air on BS11, AT-X, and J:COM TV.
Sentai Filmworks will stream the series under the title Mysteria Friends as it airs. The January premiere was announced in October along with a new staff.
Hideki Okamoto (D.C. II: Da Capo II, Battle Girls - Time Paradox) is replacing Takafumi Hoshikawa as director, and CygamesPictures is replacing Studio Hibari to animate the series. Satoko Sekine (Is This a Zombie? of the Dead, Tayutama - Kiss on My Deity) is replacing Hoshikawa for series composition. Minami Yoshida (chief animation director for Terraformars Revenge, Love Live! School idol project) is replacing Megumi Ishihara to design the characters. Takashi Watanabe (live-action Teiichi no Kuni, Nigakute Amai films) is composing the music.
The anime will tell an original story and center on the characters Anne and Grea from the "Manaria Mahō Gakuin" (Mysteria Academy in the English version) event in Cygames' Rage of Bahamut social game. In the game, Mysteria Academy is a prestigious magic school that teaches magic without discrimination to the three factions (men, gods, demons), who usually are engaged in battle with each other. The anime will be set in Mysteria Academy in the kingdom of Mysteria.
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