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AntiMagic Academy 'The 35th Test Platoon' Light Novels Get New Manga

posted on 2014-11-27 01:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Action fantasy series also has anime in the works

The January issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine announced on Wednesday that Tōki Yanagimi's AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" (Tai-Madō Gakuen 35 Shiken Shōtai) light novel series will get a new manga adaptation in the February issue on December 27. Yohei Yasumura will draw the series.

The school action fantasy is set in a world where people with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to "AntiMagic Academy," a training facility for Inquisitors of Herectics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users.

However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley "small fry platoon" for poor students. One day, Ōka Ōtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

Yanagimi launched the light novel series with illustrations by Kippu (No-Rin) in 2012, and Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint will publish the ninth volume on December 20. Fujimi Shobo announced in April that the series has an anime in the works.

Sutarō Hanao already adapted the story into a three-volume manga series that ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine from 2012 to May 2014.


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