Sentai Filmworks Licenses ClassicaLoid Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime Classicaloid. The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.
The series will begin airing in Japan October 8, 5:30 p.m. JST (October 8, 4:30 a.m. EST) on the NHK E-Tele station.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Kanae's got a two oddball houseguests in her beloved grandmother's mansion: Moz and Beetho-san. However, these guys, with their crazy antics and supernatural musical powers, claim to be Classicaloid versions of maestros Mozart and Beethoven! Their powerful “mujik” arrangements evoke more than just emotions: they can make the stars fall, spirits dance, or even summon… giant robots? Friend or foe, Kanae is stuck with them, even as more classicaloids begin to invade her life. Will their presence usher in a new musical renaissance in her sleepy town, or will their explosive euphonics cut the standing ovation short?
Yoichi Fujita (Gintama anime franchise, Mr. Osomatsu) is directing the anime at Sunrise. Makoto Tsuchibayashi (Sengoku Basara franchise) is serving as original character designer. Seiichi Hashimoto (Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress) is adapting the character designs for animation. Chaika - The Coffin Princess and Outbreak Company original creator Ichiro Sakaki and Michihiro Tsuchiya (PriPara, Cross Game) are overseeing the series' scripts by Miya Asakawa (Polar Bear's Café, Noein - to your other self), Tsuyoshi Kida (Bleach), Kyo Kogure (Satomi-chan Chino 8 Danshi light novels author), and Shu Matsubara (Mr. Osomatsu).
The series' is assigning "mujik" producers for composers within the series. Tomoyasu Hotei (Transformers live-action film) is producing for Beethoven, tofubeats is producing for Mozart, Tsunku♂ (Hello! Project composer/lyricist) is producing for Bach, and Daisuke Asakura is producing for Liszt. Masashi Hamauzu (Good Luck Girl!, Taifū no Noruda) is the main composer for the series
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