Sega Hard Girls CG TV Anime's High School Story, Staff, Date Unveiled
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Sega announced on Tuesday the details of Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girl (Hi☆sCoool! Sega Hard Girl), the television anime of the Sega Hard Girls project which anthropomorphizes Sega game hardware into 17 beautiful girls.
The story of the anime will revolve around Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive, who have just enrolled in SeHaGaga Academy at Tokyo's Haneda Ōtorii station. They are given an assignment needed to graduate by a suspicious teacher, and to clear this assignment, the girls need to enter the world of Sega games. The girls must try their best to graduate without incident.
Hatsune Miku designer KEI created the original girl designs that inspired this anime. The series is being animated in CG at TMS Entertainment and Jinnis, with Sōta Sugahara (gdgd Fairies character design, animation director) directing the project off scripts written by himself and Masayuki Kibe. The production uses the MikuMikuDance software that has also been used for Minarai Diva, Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono, and KEI's Straight Title Robot Anime. Sota Sugahara and Kio designed the CG characters, and Shigeyuki Watanabe serves as CG director.
The remaining staff includes:
Original work, supervision: Sega
Miku Miku Dance Director: Ponpoko P (6DAnimation)
CG Backgrounds: Fireball
The three cast members confirmed for the anime are:
Sega Saturn (Minami Takahashi)
Mega Drive (Shiori Izawa)
The anime will premiere in October.
The project already inspired a novel series in Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko Magazine last year. The novel re-imagines the various Sega game systems as goddesses who appear all over modern Japan.
The first characters — Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Mega Drive, Game Gear, and Master System (pictured above from left to right) — were all featured before in the Samurai & Dragons PS Vita game's "Segakko 13 ~Yume Kanaeshi Mono" event, as well as on T-shirts and other goods. Kei returned to create updated illustrations for the novel, while Tōru Shiwasu (Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensō) has been writing it.
Source: Moca News
Image © Sega/Sehagaga Academy Board of Directors