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Toshiyuki Morikawa, Jun Fukuyama Join Magical Warfare Anime Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kazuya Nakai also joins cast for series premiering in January 2014

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Hisashi Suzuki's Magical Warfare (Mahō Sensō) light novel series added three cast members on Friday:

Toshiyuki Morikawa as Tsuganashi Aiba
Jun Fukuyama as Takao Oigami
Kazuya Nakai as Kippei Washizu

The three cast members join Mamoru Miyano as Takeshi Nanase, Nao Tōyama as Mui Aiba, Asami Seto as Kurumi Isoshima, Kenichi Suzumura as Kazumi Ida, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Gekkō Nanase.

Voice actress and singer Yuuka Nanri will perform the show's opening theme song "Senkō no Prisoner."

Yūzō Satō (Kaiji, Iron Man, Gokusen) is directing the series at Madhouse. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Hajime no Ippo Rising, Miss Monochrome, Walkure Romanze) is handling the series composition, and Ryōma Ebata (Busou Shinki, Birdy the Mighty: Decode) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. Masato Kōda (Arpeggio of Blue Steel) is handling the music.

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 encounter 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.

The official website notes that the anime will premiere on TBS and BS-TBS in January 2014.

[Via Ota-Suke]

Image © Hisashi Suzuki / Kadokawa, Media Factory / Subaru Magic Academy

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