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Magimoji Rurumo Manga by Yowapeda's Watanabe Gets TV Anime

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Magical slapstick comedy about pervert & apprentice witch who performs his wishes

The June issue of Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine is announcing on Saturday that a television anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's Magimoji Rurumo manga has been green-lit. The anime will adapt the first Magimoji Rurumo manga series.

The "magical slapstick comedy" begins with Kōta Shibaki (the #1 pervert of his school) and some magical tickets that suddenly arrive for him. Rurumo, an apprentice witch who was demoted from a full witch, is training with these tickets in the human world. Shibaki can use these tickets to grant wishes that Rurumo must perform as part of her training. The catch is that each used ticket shortens Shibaki's life.

Chikara Sakurai (Little Busters!, Waiting in the Summer, Naruto) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff (A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Little Busters!, Witch Craft Works). Mariko Kunisawa (Hatsukoi Limited, Squid Girl, A Certain Scientific Railgun, A Town Where You Live) is writing the scripts, and Kazunori Iwakura (Ai Yori Aoshi, Sky Girls, Aria the Scarlet Ammo, Little Busters! Refrain) is designing the characters. Satoshi Motoyama (From the New World, Senki Zesshō Symphogear G, Little Busters!) is directing the sound.

The television anime will premiere this July.

Watanabe launched the manga in Monthly Shōnen Sirius in 2007, before he started the bicyling manga Yowapeda. The first seven-volume Magimoji Rurumo series ended in 2011, and Watanabe then serialized the four-volume Magimoji Rurumo: Makai-hen (Magimoji Rurumo: Magic World) series from 2011 to 2013 in the same magazine. The latest series, Magimoji Rurumo: Hōkago no Mahō Chugakusei (Magimoji Rurumo: Afterschool Magic Middle School Student), debuted in Monthly Shōnen Sirius last June. Like Magimoji Rurumo, Watanabe's Yowapeda manga inspired an ongoing television anime.

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