Magic-Kyun Renaissance Multimedia Project's Promotional Video Previews Theme Song
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Broccoli, Sunrise, and Pony Canyon opened a website for its new Magic-kyun! Renaissance multimedia project on Saturday. The website is streaming a promotional video for the project, which previews both the project's theme song "Kimi ni Magic-kyun!" and the "situation anime" shorts that show the characters in different situations.
The website explains the project's story:
A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.
Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school's yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future.
Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school's Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.
A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!
The project's characters include:
KENN as Aoi Suminomiya
Yūki Ono as Tatewaki Rintaro
Wataru Hatano as Louis Anjo
Shouta Aoi as Monet Tsukushi
Takuya Eguchi as Kanato Hibiki
The website revealed a relationship chart for the project's characters:
Hajime Yatate (a pseudonym for the Sunrise animation staff) is credited for the original concept, and Mitsue Yamazaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) is directing the project at Sunrise. Tomoko Konparu (NANA, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%, Dance with Devils) is writing the scripts. Kairi Yura (Angelique, The Story of Saiunkoku) drew the original character designs, and Kumi Ishii (Rozen Maiden, Brothers Conflict, Oreimo) is designing the characters for animation.
The project's "Kimi ni Magic-kyun" single is slated to ship on May 18. The single contains the title track, and an as-yet unnamed song, the instrumental versions of both songs, and a DVD containing the situation anime. The characters' voice actors perform the songs. The single will cost 2,000 yen (about US$16).
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip, and Ricke for the embedded video.