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Square Enix's Schoolgirl Strikers Game App Gets TV Anime by J.C. Staff

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Magical Index/Azumanga Daioh's Nishikiori helms anime premiering next January

A website has opened on Monday to announce that Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel, a television anime adaptation of Square Enix's smartphone "light novel-style RPG" app Schoolgirl Strikers, has been green-lit.

Text: Teaser
Text: Schoolgirl Strikers, the nouveau "light novel-style RPG" that topped 4 million downloads
Text: Has an anime adaptation green-lit!!
Text: Original Work: Square Enix Schoolgirl Strikers
Voice: Time: The near future. The newly established girls' private school Goryōkan Academy has another face.
Text: Cast
Kaori Ishihara as Tsubame Miyama
Rina Hidaka as Satoka Sumihara
Miyuki Sawashiro as Io Yaginuma
Kana Hanazawa as Yumi Sajima
Yui Ogura as Mana Namori
Voice: At this school, there is a special unit, Fifth Force, to fight the enemy called Oburi.
Voice: And the force's members are assembled and selected from the school's student body.
Text: Series Composition: Takao Yoshioka
Scenario Supervision: Takanari Ishiyama (Square Enix)
Character Design: Yūichi Tanaka
Original Character Design: Gen Kobayashi (Square Enix)
Design Supervision: Shō Okamura (Square Enix)
Text: Music: Mizuto Suzuki x Kengo Tokusashi
Music Production: Square Enix
Voice: This is the story of love, courage, and friendship of the girls called Strikers.
Text: Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Text: Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Voice and Text: Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel
Voice and Text: TV anime starts airing in January 2017!

Hiroshi Nishikiori (A Certain Magical Index, Azumanga Daioh) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Takao Yoshioka (The Testament of Sister New Devil, Sekirei , High School DxD) is supervising the series scripts, and Takanari Ishiyama (Square Enix) is supervising the scenario. Yūichi Tanaka (A Certain Magical Index) is adapting the game's characters designs by Gen Kobayashi (Square Enix) for anime. Shō Okamura (Square Enix) is supervising the designs. Mizuto Suzuki and Kengo Tokusashi are composing the anime's music, just as they had done for the game.

The in-story group Altile Torte (Tsubame Miyama, Satoka Sumihara, Io Yaginuma, Yumi Sajima, Mana Namori) is performing the opening theme song whose title will be announced later. Satoka Sumihara and Mana Namori are similarly performing the untitled ending theme song. Five character song CDs — one for each of the singing characters — will go on sale on January 25. Each CD will have the five-singer version of the opening song, a solo version, and a unique character song. The single for the ending theme will also go on sale on January 25 with the ending song itself and a second character duet song.

The game's cast members who are also voicing their characters in the anime include:

Kaori Ishihara as Tsubame Miyama

Rina Hidaka as Satoka Sumihara

Miyuki Sawashiro as Io Yaginuma

Kana Hanazawa as Yumi Sajima

Yui Ogura as Mana Namori

The anime will premiere next January.

The game is set in Goryōkan Academy, a new private senior/junior high school for girls with a vast downtown campus. This highly popular school has "another face" — a secret hidden side. It organizes and trains the special unit Fifth Force to protect the world from invisble supernatural entities known as "Oburi" that are devouring the world. A team of five trained with powers against the Oburi is to be chosen from the student body to perform missions. A new team leader has been appointed to assenble the five students.

Square Enix launched the game in April.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Update: Yumi's image fixed. Thanks, + 光

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