Bodacious Space Pirates' Satō Directs Madan no Ō to Vanadis at Satelight
posted on by Egan Loo
The MF Bunko Summer School Festival 2014 event announced more details on the Madan no Ō to Vanadis anime on Sunday. Tatsuo Satō (Bodacious Space Pirates) is directing the anime and overseeing the scripts at Satelight for an October broadcast premiere. Yousuke Kabashima is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Kaito Ishikawa will play the hero Tigre, while Haruka Tomatsu will play the heroine Ellen. More information will be unveiled at this summer's Comic Market event, and still more details on the cast, staff, and broadcast time will be announced around October via Niconico Live streaming.
The titular Vanadis of Tsukasa Kawaguchi's fantasy series are beautiful girls who ride into battle, brandishing weapons received from dragons. There are seven such Vanadis who rule seven territories and instill fear in neighboring countries. A boy named Tigre is a minor noble in the kingdom of Buryūnu who encounters a Vanadis in battle. She is the silver-haired, red-eyed "silver fraulein" Ellen. She defeats him, but instead of killing him, she takes him prisoner.
Kawaguchi launched the light novel series in 2011 with art by Yoshi☆wo, and Media Factory published the eighth volume in May. Artist Nobuhiko Yanai has been drawing the manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine since 2011.
MF Bunko Summer School Festival announced the anime last July.
Update: The official website has opened, and director's name corrected. Thanks, Saeglopur25 and JC_Denton
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