Maken-Ki! Two Anime's Promo, TV Spot Streamed
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kadokawa began streaming a promotional video and TV spot for the Maken-Ki! Two television anime on Friday. Both videos feature the series' opening theme "Cherish" by voice actress group sweet ARMS.
The promotional video is narrated by Haruko (voiced by Noriko Shitaya) and Takeru (Tomoaki Maeno). Haruko explains that the academy the two attend may appear normal at first, but it's actually a school for people with superpowers (“elements”). She adds that while the school is their precious place, there are people who wish to use the elements for evil. Haruko states that she won't forgive anyone who steps on her and her friends' place they belong and their feelings. Takeru describes the anime as a love-comedy filled with action and breasts, and that the “mysterious light” (an effect used to censor nudity) is no longer needed.
In the commercial, while Takeru and Haruko are doing exercises, Haruko gets angry that Takeru's focus is on her breasts.
A new team of staff are producing the anime, with Hiraku Kaneko (The Qwaser of Stigmata) directing the television anime at Xebec. Akio Takami (Shaman King) is designing the characters, and Yousuke Kuroda (first Maken-Ki! Battling Venus anime) is writing the scripts.
The manga revolves around Takeru Ōyama, a boy enrolled in an elite school where the girls (and boys) fight with mysterious items called Maken. The student body includes the enigmatic girl Kodama, a girl named Inaho who calls herself Takeru's fiancée, and his childhood friend Haruko.
The manga already inspired a television anime series in 2011, as well as two original anime DVDs. Funimation released the first television series on DVD and Blu-ray last month.
The anime will premiere on Japanese television on January 15.