Schoolgirl Strikers TV Anime's Ad Previews Io, Altile Torte's Song
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Warner Bros. Anime began streaming a commercial on Wednesday for Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel, the television anime adaptation of Square Enix's smartphone "light novel-style RPG" app Schoolgirl Strikers. The video previews the character Io Yaginuma and in-story group Altile Torte's opening theme song "Mirai-kei Strikers" (Futuristic Strikers).
The in-story group Altile Torte is composed of characters Tsubame Miyama, Satoka Sumihara, Io Yaginuma, Yumi Sajima, Mana Namori. Satoka Sumihara and Mana Namori are similarly performing the ending theme song "Kitto Wonderfo!" 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 anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on Friday, January 6 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively Saturday morning). The series will also air on AT-X, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV.
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. Yuichi 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 did for the game.
The game's cast members who are also voicing their characters in the anime include:
Rina Hidaka as Satoka Sumihara
Miyuki Sawashiro as Io Yaginuma
Kana Hanazawa as Yumi Sajima
Yui Ogura as Mana Namori
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 invisible 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 assemble the five students.
Square Enix launched the game in April.