Sentai Filmworks Licenses Girls Beyond the Wasteland Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TV anime based on MinatoSoft game premieres on Thursday

Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it licensed the television anime of the MinatoSoft game Girls Beyond the Wasteland (Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu or ~Girls beyond the youth KOYA~). The Winter anime "soon be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow."

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 anime will premiere in Japan on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on Tokyo MX, before it airs on MBS, BS11, and AT-X.

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. Sayaka Sasaki is performing the opening theme song "Wastelanders" and the voice actresses for Sayuki (Haruka Chisuga), Yūka (Kana Hanazawa), Teruha (Satomi Akesaka), and Uguisu (Satomi Satou) are performing the ending theme song "Sekai wa Kyō mo Atarashii" (The World is New Again Today).

The cast are reprising 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

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 (Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru.) anime planned by Takahiro. MinatoSoft opened a teaser site for Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu in August.

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