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Lerche Animates Magical Girl Raising Project 'Survival Action' TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Promotional video, staff unveiled for 2016 anime

The staff for the anime of Asari Endō's Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project) "survival action" light novel series opened a website for the anime on Thursday. The site revealed the project as a 2016 television anime, and it posted the first promotional video, a visual, and the staff.

Text: Original Story: Asari Endō
Text: Original Illustrations: Maruino
Text: You have been chosen to be a true magical girl
Text: Series Script Supervisor/Scripts: Takao Yoshioka
Text: Director: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
Text: Animation Production: Lerche
Text: Magical Girl Raising Project
Text: 2016 TV Animation Broadcast Green-Lit

The visual on the website also has the same tagline: "You have been chosen to be a true magical girl."

The anime will premiere this year.

Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Is the order a rabbit?) is directing the anime at studio Lerche (School-Live!, Monster Musume), and Takao Yoshioka (Your Lie in April, Elfen Lied, High School DxD) is supervising and writing the scripts.

Endō's novels are set in a world where a social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a "magical girl" — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more "magical candy" than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them.

Takarajimasha published the first volume of the light novel series with art by Maruino in June 2012. It published the eighth volume, titled Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku ACES, last September.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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