Kūsen Madōshi Kōhosei no Kyōkan Light Novels Have Anime in the Works
posted on 2014-07-14 00:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Publisher Fujimi Shobo announced on Monday that an anime adaptation of Yū Moroboshi's Kūsen Madōshi Kōhosei no Kyōkan (Aerial Combat Wizard Candidates' Instructor) light novel series is in the works.
The story is set in a world where humanity, driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects, now live in aerial floating cities. Thus wizards — aerial combat mages who fight the insects with magical powers — came into being.
Kanata Age (Eiji) is a young man who lives on the floating wizard academy city of "Misutogan." He was once celebrated as the "Black Master Swordsman," the elite ace of the S128 special team. However, he is now despised as the "traitor of the special team." One day, he is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team that has suffered 10 consecutive defeats. E601 has three girls — Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel — with one or two peculiar quirks.
Moroboshi launched the light novel series with illustrations by Mikihiro Amami last July, and Kadokawa's Fujimi Shobo will publish the fourth volume on July 19. Arisu Shidō is launching the manga adaptation in the September issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine on July 26. Fujimi Shobo is marking the release of the latest novel volume with a television commercial: