Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R Anime Casts Halko Momoi as Komugi's Mom
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tatsunoko Production confirmed in a press conference on Tuesday that Halko Momoi's character Koharu Yoshida in its upcoming Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R television anime will be the mother of protagonist Komugi Yoshida. Momoi voiced Komugi in the previous anime.
The press release also announced that the new series' three main voice actresses — Kei Tomoe, Erii Yamazaki, and Makoto Koichi — have formed a singing unit called "Magical R." The group will appear in web radio shows, and have already finished recording the opening theme for Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R.
The original Nurse Witch Komugi original video anime series began in 2002 as a spinoff of the Soul Taker anime. The Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R television anime will be the first entry in the series since 2004's Nurse Witch Komugi-Chan Magikarte Z OVA.
The series will premiere next January on the NTV station.
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 cast will feature:
Erii Yamazaki as Kokona Saionji
Makoto Koichi as Tsukasa Kisaragi
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).
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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