Sentai Filmworks Adds Armed Girl's Machiavellism TV Anime
posted on 2017-03-31 09:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed the television anime of Karuna Kanzaki and Yūya Kurokami's Armed Girl's Machiavellism (Busō Shōjo Machiavellism) manga.
The series will stream exclusively on Anime Strike, Amazon U.S.'s on-demand anime subscription service, as it airs in Japan. New episodes will be available for Anime Strike subscribers on Wednesdays beginning on April 5. The anime will also get a home video release.
The anime will premiere in Japan on AT-X on April 5 at 11:00 p.m., and will then air on the Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, and BS11 channels. The show will stream in Japan on the d Anime Store.
The show stars:
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Fudō Nomura
- Yūki Takada as Rin Onigawara
- Sayaka Kitahara as Mary Kikakujō
- Nozomi Nishida as Satori Tamaba
- Rina HIdaka as Warabi Hanasaka
- Natsumi Hioka as Tsukuyo Inaba
- Eriko Matsui as Kirukiru Amō
- Miku Itō as Nono Mozunono
- Akane Kohinata as Chōka U Baragasaki
- Miharu Hanai as Sassa Kurasaki
- Shiori Mutō as Ui Migii
- Miharu Sawada as Tsunemi Tōko
- Yuki Yamada as Kinue Tanukihara
- Natsumi Yamada as Nico Saruwatari
- Saki Fujita as Kyōbō
- Tetsuharu Ohta as Kusuo Masukodera
Hideki Tachibana (BlazBlue Alter Memory, Dragon Crisis!, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~) is directing the anime at the studio Silver Link (Ange Vierge, Dusk maiden of Amnesia). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, Servant × Service) is supervising the series scripts, and Shoko Takimoto (BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Chaos Dragon, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus - Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits) is designing the characters. Team-Max's Hiromi Mizutani (Hell Girl, Non Non Biyori, Toriko) is composing the music at Nippon Columbia.
Miku Itō is performing the opening theme song "Shocking Blue." Five of the anime's cast members (Rin's Yūki Takada, Mary's Sayaka Kitahara, Satori's Nozomi Nishida, Warabi's Rina Hidaka, Tsukuyo's Natsumi Hioka) are performing the ending theme song "Decide" under the unit name "Tenka Goken" (Five Ruling Swords).
The "school rebellion battle action" story follows Fudō Nomura, who transfers to a school where girls carry weapons to rule mercilessly over the boys. Shortly after transferring he becomes a target of Rin Onigawara, a member of the Five Ruling Swords that commands the school. In order break free he must defeat the Five Ruling Swords.
Kanzaki began the series based on Kurokami's story in Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine in March 2014, and Kadokawa shipped the sixth compiled volume will ship on March 25.