Mamoru Miyano, Nao Tōyama Lead Magical Warfare Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Yuzo Sato directs anime at Mad House with cast also including Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kenichi Suzumura

The official website for the anime adaptation of Hisashi Suzuki's Magical Warfare (Mahō Sensō) light novel announced the main cast and staff for the anime on Tuesday.

The cast is as follows:

  • Mamoru Miyano as Takeshi Nanase
  • Nao Toyama as Mui Aiba
  • Asami Seto as Kurumi Isoshima
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Kazumi Ida
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Gekkō Nanase

The staff was also announced:

  • Director: Yuzo Sato
  • Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
  • Chief Animation Director: Ryouma Ebata
  • Character Design: Ryouma Ebata
  • Art Director: Jirou Kouno
  • Color Key: Koji Hamaoka
  • Director of Photography: Kazuya Arahata
  • Editing: Mariko Tsukatsune
  • Music: Masato Koda
  • Music Composition: Flying Dog
  • Sound Effects: Dog On Beat, Ducks Production
  • Sound Director: Teruaki Sugawara
  • Animation Production: Madhouse

The official Twitter account for the Comic Alive magazine's editors announced in July that anime adaptations for five of the MG Bunko J light novel titles have been green-lit, including Hisashi Suzuki's Magical Warfare (Mahō Sensō). The announcement was first made at Media Factory's Summer School Festival 2013 event.

In this modern magic action story, Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past. Due to certain circumstances, he formed a "fake" couple with his childhood friend Kurumi Isoshima, but otherwise, he lives a normal life. However, one day, he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba, in a uniform he has never seen before, collapsed on the school campus. This encounters changes Takeshi's destiny completely. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician, and she apologizes, for she turned Takeshi into a magician, too. What Takeshi once knew as one world is actually two — the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.

Suzuki launched the light novel series in 2011 with art by Lunalia, and Media Factory published the sixth volume in August. Yū Ibuki has been drawing the manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Gene magazine since this year, and briefly listed the anime as premiering in January.

Update: Nobuhiro Okamoto will be playing Gekkō Nanase, not Tsuganashi Aiba.

[Via Yaraon!, Nicotube Anime]

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