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Nurse Witch Komugi R Anime's Additional Cast, Designs Revealed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Hiroyuki Yoshino, Daisuke Namikawa, Ryōta Takeuchi, more join cast; Otome Shito idol group to make voice-acting debut

The official website for the upcoming anime Nurse Witch Komugi R (Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R) revealed additional cast members for the series on Friday. They are:

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Usa-P, Komugi's partner, who's often nagging

Daisuke Namikawa as Tanu-P, Kokona's partner, who speaks politely but is actually a low-life

Ryōta Takeuchi as Neko-P, Tsukasa's partner, who speaks in Kansai dialect

Other additional cast members include:

The official Twitter account also mentioned that the members of the idol group Otome Shintō will make their voice-acting debuts in the show.

Finally, the website revealed the design for the first "kaijin" (mystery person) enemy, Film Camera kaijin, played by Ryūsei Nakao.

The previously-announced cast members are:

Idol Kei Tomoe as Komugi Yoshida

Erii Yamazaki as Kokona Saionji

Makoto Koichi as Tsukasa Kisaragi

Halko Momoi, who voiced Komugi in the previous anime, will play Komugi's mom in the new series. 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).

The series will premiere in January and is listed with 12 half-hour episodes.

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 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 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.

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.

[Via: Ota-Suke]

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