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Gainax, Subaru's Wish Upon The Pleiades 2nd Promo Features Theme Songs

posted on 2015-03-21 20:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
New commercial also streamed; April 9 air date unveiled

Warner Brothers Anime began streaming a television commercial and its Anime Japan 2015 promotional video for the Wish Upon The Pleiades (Hōkago no Pleiades) television anime on Saturday. The promotional video features the opening theme "Stella-rium" by Kano and the ending theme "Koko Kara, Kanata Kara" by the five lead voice actresses. The commercial features the ending theme only.

The series will premiere at midnight on April 9 (effectively April 10) on Tokyo MX, and also air on ABC, BS Fuji, Tochigi TV, and Gunma TV. Subaru and Gainax announced the TV anime project in February 2014, on the third anniversary of their collaboration.

The project's story centers around an afterschool club of magical girls who help recover fragments so that an alien from Pleiades can return home. The Pleiades is the English name for the star cluster that the Japanese call "Subaru" — the origin of the car maker's name and six-star logo. Subaru and Gainax streamed the original anime online with English subtitles.

Natsumi Takamori, Ayuru Ōhashi, Kanako Tateno, Yui Makino, and Saki Fujita star as the five heroines and Houko Kuwashima plays the male character Minato.

Mirai Denki launched the manga adaptation in Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Pallette magazine on December 22.

Gainax announced a Hōkago no Pleiades film project in 2013 and a television anime project in February 2014.

The original net anime's staff includes director Shouji Saeki (Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okaeri, Strike Witches 2 episode storyboarder), concept artist and original character designer Daisuke Kikuchi (Gurren Lagann, Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okaeri), and character designer Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Hanamaru Kindergarten). Also involved are art director Hiroshi Kato (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo/Ha, Gunbuster 2) and director of photography Toyonori Yamada (Gurren Lagann, Hanamaru Kindergarten). These staff members are returning for the television anime.


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