Funimation Adds Mikagura School Suite Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Culture clubs battle for school domination in anime premiering April 6 in Japan

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) for streaming this spring. Funimation will announce the streaming times at a later date.

The anime will premiere in Japan on April 6.

Tarou Iwasaki (One Week Friends) is directing the series at the studio Dogakobo (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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