News Sentai Filmworks Licenses Medaka Box TV Anime
posted on 2012-04-16 16:11 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the Medaka Box television anime series. The company noted that it will release the series "through select digital outlets soon" and will then release the series on home video.
The series adapts the Medaka Box school action comedy manga by NisiOisin (Bakemonogatari) and Akira Akatsuki. The story follows Medaka (voiced by Aki Toyosaki), the strongest girl in Hakoniwa Academy and head of 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, 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 original manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2009, and Shueisha released the 14th compiled book volume on March 2.
The anime premiered in Japan on April 4. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series in various countries outside of Japan as it airs.
Update: Background information and press release link added.
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