News Sentai Filmworks Adds Magical Warfare Anime
posted on 2014-01-20 16:29 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of Hisashi Suzuki's Magical Warfare (Mahō Sensō) light novel series. The company notes it will stream the series through select digital outlets and will also release the series on home video. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs.
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.
The show stars Mamoru Miyano as Takeshi Nanase, Nao Toyama as Mui Aiba, Asami Seto as Kurumi Isoshima, Kenichi Suzumura as Kazumi Ida, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Gekkō Nanase. Additionally, Toshiyuki Morikawa plays Tsuganashi Aiba, Jun Fukuyama plays Takao Oigami, Kazuya Nakai plays Kippei Washizu, and Mikako Takahashi plays Momoka Shijō.
Yuzo Sato (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 Ryouma 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, and Yuuka Nanri's is performing the opening theme song "Senkō no Prisoner."
The series debuted in Japan on January 9.
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 last year.