Nurse Witch Komugi Gets TV Anime With New Cast, Characters
posted on by Egan Loo
Nurse Witch Komugi (Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magi Karte), the 2002-2005 Tatsunoko Production original video anime spinoff of the Soul Taker anime, is returning after a decade as a television series. While it is based on the previous anime, the new Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R series is updating the characters, cast, and designs.
The new "slapstick" story will depict Komugi-chan and her rivals as they juggle their daily lives as students, idols, and magical girls "with laughter and tears(?)" Tatsunoko will animate their concert sequences with 3D CG.
The official website describes the story:
Komugi Yoshida is a somewhat clumsy second-year middle-school student whose strong point is her spiritedness. She performs as an idol like Kokona Saionji (her classmate and close friend) and Tsukasa Kisaragi (an idol who dresses in male clothing). However, unlike Kokona whose popularity is skyrocketing and Tsukasa with her charisma in male attire, Komugi's only gigs are low-end ones like those at the local shopping district. Still, Komugi has her "dream" as she lives her dual lives as a idol and a middle school girl.
One day, a mysterious injured creature named Usa-P appears before Komugi. Komugi gives Usa-P medical treatment, and Usa-P, in consideration of Komugi's kindness, asks if she wants to be a Legendary Girl who can use magical powers.
Having become a reluctant Legendary Girl, Komugi battles strange masked figures who suddenly appear! As a newly deemed Magical Nurse, she fights still more waves of masked figures. Meanwhile, a Magical Maid, a Magical Sister, and more also appear to make it a three-way battle!? Can Komugi handle the three roles of middle school girl, idol, and Magical Nurse? And, what lies ahead in these battles and her "dream" …!?
The series will premiere next January on the NTV station.
The cast will feature:
Erii Yamazaki as Kokona Saionji
Makoto Koichi as Tsukasa Kisaragi
Halko Momoi as Koharu Yoshida (not pictured)
Reflecting the change in character, the new anime's Komugi has a different family name from the previous anime's Komugi. (Yoshida is the family name of the founders of Tatsunoko.) Momoi voiced Komugi in the previous anime.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing the anime at Tatsunoko Production. Momoko Murakami is supervising the series scripts, and co-writing them with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. Akio Watanabe is credited for the original Nurse Witch Komugi character designs, and Takao Sano is designing the new anime's characters. Mina Ozawa and Keisuke Goto are the chief animation directors. Yuichi Imaizumi is directing the sound, and Kousuke Yamashita is composing the music.
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