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Wizard Barristers TV Anime's 2nd Promo Introduces Main Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Rui Tanabe, Kei Shindou, Hiroki Touchi star in TV series premiering in January 2014

The official website for the Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil television anime series began streaming the second promotional video on Wednesday.

Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Galilei Donna), who is credited as the show's original creator, is directing the series and handling the series composition at the studio ARMS (Elfen Lied, Kite, Queen's Blade: Rebellion). Michiko Itou (HENNEKO, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion) is writing the scripts.

Additional staff are as follows:

Chief Animation Director: Tatsuya Tomaru, Katsumi Matsuda
Action Animation Director: Nozomu Abe
Effect Animation Director: Takashi Hashimoto
Art Setting: Takashi Watabe, Iho Narita, Shin'ichi Yokota
Art Director: Kazuo Ogura (Kusanagi)
CG Director: Kazuki Matsui (Dandelion)
CG Supervisor: Kazuhiro Nishikawa (Dandelion)
Music: Kayo Konishi, Yukio Kondoo (MOKA☆)

The show takes place in Tokyo in 2018, where normal humans and those who can use magic coexist. As a result, there are laws against using magic, and a "magic courtroom" exists to preside over lawsuits regarding magic use. In these cases, "Benmashi" or wizard barristers defend those who use magic. The anime follows Cecil, the youngest Benmashi in history, and her associates as they defend clients in these cases.

The website has also updated with the show's cast:

Rui Tanabe (Kin-iro Mosaic) stars as 17-year-old Cecil Sudo, the youngest Benmashi in history who works at the Tokyo Ueno Butterfly Law Office

Kei Shindou (No. 6's Inukashi, Ikki Tousen's Gentoku) will play 22-year-old Natsuna Hotaru, a cool rookie Benmashi

Hiroki Touchi (Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Lassee Aeon, Fairy Tail's Pantherlily) will play 27-year-old Mitsuhisa Hachiya, a courtroom terminator

Ayana Taketatsu (K-ON!'s Azusa, Sword Art Online's Suguha) will play 21-year-old Moyo Tento, a paralegal

Miho Arakawa (Penguindrum's Himari) will play 23-year-old Tsunomi Kabutohara, an associate and an airhead who does things at her own pace

Rumi Ookubo (Yuruyuri's Chinatsu, Galieli Donna's Kazuki) will play 24-year-old Koromo Sasori, an associate with a nice body who loves erotic jokes

Ayumi Tsunematsu (Fate/Zero's Maiya, Hana-Saku Iroha's Takako) will play 32-year-old Ageha Chono, a bossy woman who is a senior partner in the Butterfly Law Office

Wataru Takagi (Detective Conan's Genta, Hajime no Ippo's Masaru) will play 28-year-old Seseri Chono, an unexpected gentleman who is also a senior partner at the Butterfly Law Office

Junichi Suwabe (Bleach's Grimmjow, Fullmetal Alchemist's Greed) will play 25-year-old Kiba Sameoka, the senior partner of the rival Shark Knight law office

Marina Inoue (Haganai's Yozora, Minami-ke's Kana) will play 23-year-old Quinn Erari, a career police inspector in section 1 of the Metropolitan Police Department

Additionally, Katsuyuki Konishi (Hyou-ka's Takeo, Kill la Kill's Tsumugu) and Norio Wakamoto (Code Geass' Charles Zi Britannia, Sengoku Basara's Oda Nobunag) will also voice characters the series.

The series will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 in January 2014.

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