New Mahōjin Guru Guru Anime Reveals More Cast, Musicians
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The June issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is revealing two more cast members and theme song performers for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Etō's Mahōjin Guru Guru (Magical Circle Guru Guru) manga on Friday. Yukiyo Fujii (Lupin the Third's Rebecca, Seiren's Yoko) will play Toma, and Takahiro Sakurai (Joker Game's Tazaki, Junjō Romantica's Misaki) will play Gipple. The magazine is also revealing character designs for all of the main characters.
ORESAMA (Wolf Girl & Black Prince, Alice & Zoroku theme songs) will perform the opening theme song, and TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND (This Art Club Has a Problem!, Akikan! theme songs) will perform the ending theme song with Bonjour Suzuki (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, Yuri Kuma Arashi theme songs).
The anime will have an advance screening event for the first two episodes at Tokyo's Marunouchi Piccadilly Theater 1 on June 17. The main cast members will appear at the event.
The anime will premiere this summer in a late-night time slot on TV Tokyo and other networks. Each episode will be 30 minutes long. Konomi Kohara is starring as Kukuri, and Shizuka Ishigami is starring as Nike. Katsuyuki Konishi will play Kita Kita Oyaji, and Yō Taichi will play JuJu. Production I.G is handling the animation.
The new anime adaptation will not be a sequel of previous anime or an adaptation of the Mahōjin Guru Guru 2 manga (pictured left), but will start with the story of the manga's first chapter when Nike and Kukuri meet in Jimina Village.
Eto's Mahōjin Guru Guru fantasy comedy manga ran in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine from 1992 to 2003. Eto then launched the Mahōjin Guru Guru 2 sequel manga on Square Enix's Gangan Online website in 2012.
Eto used his affection for early role-playing games to create the original gag parody manga. The adventures of Nike and Kukuri inspired a popular 1994-1995 television anime series, which in turn spawned a 1996 film and the 2000 television sequel Doki Doki Densetsu Mahōjin Guru Guru.
Eto debuted Buyūden Kita Kita, a spinoff about a comical dancing old man from the original manga, when Gangan Online launched in 2008. The series concluded in 2012.
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