Gainax Makes Magica Wars TV Anime With Game Tie-Ins
posted on by Egan Loo
An anime adaptation of Magica Wars (Mahō Shōjo Taisen, or literally "Magical Girl Wars"), a project from the otaku variety program 2.5 Jigen Terebi (2.5D TV), has been green-lit for a television premiere next April. The anime studio Gainax is producing the project, and the anime magazines will announce more details such as the cast and broadcast stations on December 10.
The project is not only spawning an anime, but DMM Games will launch a free-to-play smartphone browser game called Magica Wars Tactics (pictured below) in December. The game has the following premise: You are the hero with a special mission. Protect Japan from wave after wave of invading "Magatsuhi," with the support of 47 local magical girls! (There are 47 prefectures in Japan.)
Magica Wars Lock-On, a fast-paced 3D touch-shooting game app for iOS, will also debut in December. DMM.com is exclusively selling a pack for the popular New Year's greeting card software Fudemame.
The official site for the project will update with a page on the anime announcement at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday (7 a.m. EST). The project is running its second illustration contest on the pixiv website, and the winning entries will appear as characters in the anime.