SHAFT's Madogatari Exhibit to Unveil New Footage for Zaregoto OVA on Thursday

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Cover by Akio Watanabe for 1st home video volume unveiled

Anime studio SHAFT announced on Sunday that it will preview footage from the Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregoto Tsukai (Decapitation Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Prankster) OVA project, based on the first novel in NisiOisin's Zaregoto novel series, during the Tokyo Encore of the "SHAFT's 40th Anniversary Commemoration Madogatari Exhibit" starting on September 22. The footage will include the debut of Sangatsu no Phantasia's opening theme song "Cobalt World."

SHAFT also revealed the cover art of the first of eight planned DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes. Character designer Akio Watanabe drew the cover. The volume is slated for October 26. Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes will retail for 3,600 yen (about US$36), and will include a "character commentary" written by NisiOisin, a 12-page booklet, and a clear case.

The Madogatari exhibit celebrates the studio's 40th anniversary. The exhibit began last November in Tokyo, then moved to Osaka in December, in Sapporo in February, and then in Nagoya in May. The Tokyo Encore run will take place at the Tepia Event Hall from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25.

The official website for the Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregoto Tsukai OVA previously streamed the anime's first trailer last month.

The cast includes:

Yuuki Kaji as Boku

Aoi Yūki as Tomo

Yu Shimamura as Akane

Ayako Kawasumi as Kanami

Kenji Hamada as Sakaki

Aya Endo as Maki

Haruna Ikezawa as Yayoi

Mariya Ise as Iria

Ryoko Shintani as Hikari

Yuko Goto as Teruko

Yuko Kaida as Aikawa

Akiyuki Simbo (Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is serving as chief director and working with Fuyashi Tou (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi) on series composition. Yuki Yase (Nisemonogatari episode director) is directing. Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari, Kizumonogatari) is adapting Take's character designs for animation and serving as chief animation director with Hirofumi Suzuki (The Last -Naruto the Movie-). Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) is composing the music. SHAFT is animating the project. Kalafina is performing the ending theme song "Marchen."

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

Source: Animate Times

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