Sentai Filmworks Licenses Battle Girl High School, Plans HIDIVE Simulcast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series premieres in July

Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the anime adaptation of colopl's Battle Girl High School smartphone role-playing game. The series will stream as a simulcast exclusively on HIDIVE beginning in July.

The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX and BS11 on July 2 at 24:30 (effectively July 3 at 12:30 a.m.) before airing on Kansai TV at 25:55 (effectively at 1:55 a.m.). The series will premiere on AT-X on July 5 at 24:30 (effectively July 6 at 12:30 a.m.). The series will stream for free on YouTube from July 3 to September 30. The first episode will premiere on YouTube on July 3 at 12:00 p.m., and one new episode will be added every week until all episodes are streaming. The anime will also stream on d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store), Bandai Channel, AbemaTV, Amazon, Anime Hōdai, and U-NEXT.

The smartphone game's main cast are reprising their roles for the anime. The cast includes:

  • Aya Suzaki as Miki Hoshitsuki
  • Ayane Sakura as Subaru Wakaba
  • Sora Amamiya as Haruka Narumi
  • Nao Toyama as Nozomi Amano
  • Sumire Uesaka as Yuri Himukai
  • Saori Hayami as Kurumi Tokiwa
  • Kaede Hondo as Kanon Kōgami
  • Shino Shimoji as Shiho Kunieda
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Anko Tsubuzaki
  • Yoshino Nanjō as Renge Serizawa
  • Mutsumi Tamura as Asuha Kusunoki
  • Misaki Kuno as Sakura Fujimiya
  • Hiromi Igarashi as Hinata Minami
  • Aoi Yuki as Sadone
  • Ibuki Kido as Kaede Sendōin
  • Emiri Katō as Michelle Watagi
  • Hitomi Harada as Kokomi Asahina
  • Maaya Uchida as Urara Hasumi

Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., Castle Town Dandelion) is directing the anime at Silver Link. Yasuyuki Ōishi (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Blade & Soul episode director) is serving as assistant director, and Kazuo Miyake (Gintama, Code Geass episode director) is serving as series director. Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia, Gundam Build Fighters) is in charge of series composition. Shuuhei Yamamoto (Anime De Training! Ex) and Hideki Furukawa (Magic of Stella, Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) are designing the characters.

18 cast members who play the "Hoshimori" characters in the anime are performing the opening theme song "Hoshi no Kizuna" (Star Bonds). f*f is performing the ending theme song "Melody Ring."

The school action role-playing game is set in the year 2045. The world has been contaminated by Irōsu (mysterious invaders who suddenly appeared), and humans find themselves restricted and contained. Standing boldly against these invaders are ordinary girls everywhere, without a powerful army or even weapons. The Shinjugammine Girls Academy is a school for these "Hoshimori" (Star Guardians) destined to fight the Irōsu. The player is assigned to this academy to train the girls and take back the contaminated Earth.

COLOPL launched the game as a free-to-play app (with in-game item purchases) for iOS and Android devices in 2015.

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