Juri Kimura to Star in Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Anime
This year's March issue of Animedia will unveil the cast and new key visual for the upcoming anime of Last Note's Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku (Mikagura School Suite) light novel series on Tuesday. The cast includes:
The cast includes:
- Juri Kimura (Shirobako's Aoi) as Eruna Ichinomiya
- Ari Ozawa (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun's Chiyo Sakura) as Otone Fujishiro
- Ayaka Suwa (Yowamushi Pedal's Miki Kanzaki) as Himi Yasaka
- Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free!'s Haruka Nanase) as Shigure Ninomiya
- Saori Ōnishi (Saekano's Eriri Spencer Sawamura) as Seisa Mikagura
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online's Kirito) as Bimmy
In addition, the magazine will announce that Jin Aketagawa (Your Lie in April, Aldnoah.Zero) will serve as sound director and Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live!, The Eccentric Family) will compose the music.
Tarou Iwasaki (One Week Friends) is directing the series at the studio Doga Kobo (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun). Masahiro Yokotani (Free!, Maria Holic) is writing and supervising the series scripts, and Manamu Amazaki (Engaged to the Unidentified) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.
Last Note, a composer of various Vocaloid songs, began the Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku light novels inspired by his own songs in July 2013 with illustrations by Akina, who also provided the artwork for the original Vocaloid videos.
The story of the original light novels and manga revolves around high school girl Eruna Ichinomiya, who enters the Mikagura Academy dreaming of a boarding school life filled with beauty. However, Eruna finds out that in the culture clubs, there is a rule that battles that are fought with special powers decide a club representative's treatment. Through various circumstances, Eruna becomes a representative of a club, and is thrown into the fray.
A manga adaptation of the novels began in Comic Gene in August 2013 with art by Sayuki. Kadokawa shipped the fifth novel in December 25, and released the third compiled volume of the manga in September.
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