News Medaka Box Anime's 3rd Character Promo Posted
posted on 2012-03-16 09:29 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime adaptation of NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki's Medaka Box manga began streaming a 15-second Hansode Shiranui character video on Thursday. Emiri Katou (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) will play Shiranui, the young-looking but sometimes cruel granddaughter of the Headmaster of Hakoniwa Academy. The site already posted character videos for the title character Medaka Kurokami and her friend Zenkichi Hitoyoshi.
The story follows Medaka (voiced by Aki Toyosaki), the strongest girl in Hakoniwa Academy, leads the school's student council. The student body can submit pleas for help, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, into the suggestion box that Medaka installed. Together with council members Zenkichi (Yuuki Ono), Akune (Daisuke Namikawa), Kikaijima (Ai Kayano), she takes on the challenges in the school that include supernatural powers and near-constant battles.
Gainax is producing the adaptation while Shouji Saeki (Mahoromatic: Summer Special, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, He Is My Master) is directing and editing the series scripts and Ikuo Kuwana (Street Fighter Alpha: Generations) is designing the characters. NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki launched the origianal manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2009, and Shueisha released the 14th compiled book volume on March 2.
The anime will premiere in Japan on April 4.