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Busō Chūgakusei Basket Army's 3rd Anime Short Streamed

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With Kingdom Hearts co-writer Nojima, Catblue: Dynamite's Higa, Ghost in the Shell composer Kawai

The official website for the Busō Chūgakusei Basket Army (Armed Middle School Student Basket Army) project began streaming its third four-minute anime short on Friday. The first anime short appeared in December, and the second began streaming in February.

Busō Chūgakusei is based on a story written by Kazushige Nojima, the game scenario writer best known for role-playing games such as the Kingdom Hearts franchise, Black Rock Shooter the Game, and Final Fantasy VIII, X, X-2, and Versus XIII.

The story is set in August of 2026 at the Fuji Training Facility. Tōko Natori (voiced by Ami Koshimizu) is a third-year middle school student in the Eastern Defense Academy — Japan's first private organization to be established under the National Defense Education Law two years earlier. On the last day of a harsh training regiment, an incident occurs that turns the training facility into a sea of blood. The third short is set after Trident company's strike team begin their seige on the school.

Atsushi Kawasaki (Duel Masters card game) is serving as art director of the project, and Mitsudoki Akashikurasu is designing the characters. Tomokazu Nakano (The King Of Fighters Neowave) is contributing conceptual designs, and Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Death Note, Eden of the East) is composing the music. Romanov Higa (Catblue: Dynamite, TANK S.W.A.T. 01) is directing, storyboarding, and editing the anime at the studio asread and Studio RF.


Ami Koshimizu as Tōko Natori
Mana Hirata as Anne Matsura
Suzuko Mimori as Nanami Kano
Shin Furukawa as Satoshi Yoshino
Nobita Hasegawa (Nippon Cultural Broadcasting) as the Announcer

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