Crunchyroll Streams Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel, the television anime adaptation of Square Enix's smartphone "light novel-style RPG" app Schoolgirl Strikers.
Crunchyroll will stream the series starting on Friday at 12:00 p.m. EST. The series will be available to Crunchyroll members worldwide outside of Asia. The company describes the series:
The newly established private high school for girls, Goryoukan Academy, has a hidden face that people on the outside don't know about...
Mysterious apparitions called "Oburi" have appeared from a rift in space-time. The only ones capable of fighting this enemy of mankind are girls known as "Strikers," who have the ability to sense the fifth dimension. Goryoukan Academy is actually an organization that seeks out girls who are more than meets the eye and trains them up for the "Fifth Force," a combat force created to subjugate the Oburi. The story of the battles and friendships of five girls who comprise the newly assembled team "Altair Torte" is about to begin!
The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX and BS11 on January 6 at 24:30 (effectively January 7 at 12:30 a.m.). The series will also air on AT-X, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV. The anime will stream in Japan on AbemaTV and d Anime Store starting on January 7, and a week later on 16 different streaming services, including YouTube, niconico, PlayStation Video, and Amazon Video.
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:
- 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 in-story group Altile Torte, made up of the five main characters, is performing the opening theme song "Mirai-kei Strikers" (Futuristic Strikers). Satoka Sumihara and Mana Namori are similarly performing the ending theme song "Kitto Wonderfo!"
Square Enix launched the original game in April 2016.