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MinatoSoft's Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu PC Game Gets TV Anime

posted on 2015-10-23 00:00 EDT
Takuya Satō directs January anime at project No.9; game's cast reprise roles

MinatoSoft released a demo of its upcoming Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu (The girls who aim for the wildlands, or ~Girls beyond the youth KOYA~) PC game on Friday, and an accompanying promotional video also revealed that an television anime adaptation has been green-lit for January. The video announced the staff and cast for the anime.


Text: Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu ~Girls beyond the youth KOYA~
Text: TV Anime Adaptation Green-Lit
Text: Original Story: Takahiro (MinatoSoft)
Text: Original Story Scenario: Romeo Tanaka
Text: Original Character Design: Matsuryū
Text: Director: Takuya Satō
Text: Series Script Supervisor: Yuniko Ayana
Text: Character Design: Takayuki Noguchi
Text: Animation Production: Project No.9
Text: Seiichirō Yamashita as Buntarō Hōjō
Text: Haruka Chisuga as Sayuki Kuroda
Text: Kana Hanazawa as Yūka Kobayakawa
Text: Satomi Satou as Uguisu Yūki
Text: Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Atomu Kai
Text: Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu ~Girls beyond the youth KOYA~
Text: Starts airing in January 2016!

In the story, Buntarō is a student who wants to be something, but doesn't know what. One day his female classmate Sayuki announces she is working on a bishōjo (pretty girl) game. Sayuki scouted him because he wrote a good script for drama club, but Buntarō doesn't know anything about bishōjo games.

The cast reprise their roles from the game:

  • Seiichirō Yamashita as Buntarō Hōjō
  • Haruka Chisuga as Sayuki Kuroda
  • Kana Hanazawa as Yūka Kobayakawa
  • Satomi Akesaka as Teruha Andō
  • Satomi Satou as Uguisu Yūki
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Atomu Kai

Takuya Satō (Selector Infected Wixoss, Steins;Gate, Mission-E) is directing the anime at Project No.9, with scripts by Yuniko Ayana (Bakuman., Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic), based on the game's original scenario by Romeo Tanaka. Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Papillon Rose) is adapting the character design for animation, based on Matsuryū's original character designs for the game. Takahiro (Akame ga KILL!, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is planning the project.

The project opened an official website and a Twitter account.

The first print bonus of the game's "Anime Edition" will also include a Blu-ray Disc with an original video anime. The "youth adventure" game is slated to ship on March 25.

MinatoSoft first announced the game collaboration in 2013, then unveiled details in 2014 as the first of four titles in its "Takahiro IV" project. The other titles were the Akame ga Kill! anime based on Takahiro's manga, the Washio Sumi wa Yūsha de Aru. novel written by Takahiro and illustrated by BUNBUN, and the Yuki Yuna is a Hero (Yuki Yuna wa Yūsha de Aru.) anime planned by Takahiro. MinatoSoft opened a teaser site for Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu in August.

[Via Yaraon!]


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