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AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" Anime's Main Staff Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tomoyuki Kawamura helms anime adaptation of action fantasy light novel series

The July issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine is unveiling the main staff for the upcoming anime of Tōki Yanagimi's AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" (Tai-Madō Gakuen 35 Shiken Shōtai) light novel series on Wednesday.

The anime's main staff includes:

  • Director: Tomoyuki Kawamura (Kamigami no Asobi)
  • Series Composition: Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Servant x Service)
  • Character Design: Kōsuke Kawamura (Mayo Chiki, OniAi)
  • Animation Production: SILVER LINK (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow)

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 Heretics 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 published the 10th volume on May 22. Sutarō Hanao adapted the story into a three-volume manga series that ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine from 2012 to May 2014. Yohei Yasumura launched a new manga in the February issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine.


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