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Magical Circle Guru-Guru Anime Listed With 24 Episodes Plus 'Petite' Anime Spinoff

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Weekly Guru Guru Puchi Anime Gekijō spinoff premieres Friday

The official website for Magical Circle Guruguru, the new anime adaptation of Hiroyuki Etō's original Mahōjin Guru Guru (Magical Circle Guruguru) manga, revealed on Wednesday that the anime will get a spinoff petite anime titled Guru Guru Puchi Anime Gekijō. The spinoff anime will premiere on AT-X and Hikari TV on Friday at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., respectively, and will also stream on Kadokawa's official YouTube channel at 10:30 p.m. every Friday, with episodes available for two weeks.

The site also revealed that the main Magical Circle Guruguru anime will run for 24 episodes, and will have six DVD and Blu-ray Disc home video volumes. The first home video volume will contain a priority ticket sales entry form for a special event at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo on January 24, 2018.

The cast of the main anime will reprise their roles for the Guru Guru Puchi Anime Gekijō anime.

Minoru Ashina (Kaiju Girls, Kōkaku Kidōtai Nyumon Arise) is directing the Guru Guru Puchi Anime Gekijō anime at Studio Puyukai. Minoru Takehara (Lord Marksman and Vanadis ONA, Agriculture Angel Baraki) is in charge of character designs. As with the main anime, TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND is composing the music. Jin Aketagawa (Re:CREATORS) is the sound director. Yuji Furuya (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) is in charge of sound effects at Swara Pro.

The Magical Circle Guruguru anime premiered in Japan on Tuesday, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. Crunchyroll describes the story:

Nike, a boy from the Boering Village village, is forcefully sent along on a quest to defeat the Devil King after his Hero-worshipping parents see a posting from the king summoning potential heroes.

Following the village's traditions, he visits the magical old lady where he is entrusted with caring for a young girl named Kukuri, who can use the mysterious Guru Guru magic. According to the old woman's claims, Kukuri is the last survivor of the Migu Migu clan who wield Guru Guru, and she has been waiting for a Hero to appear.

It will be a journey filled with laughter, and occasional tears. And now the classic fantasy featuring a slacker Hero and a naive young Mage begins unfold!

Hiroshi Ikehata (Seiyu's Life!, Robot Girls Z, Akiba's Trip: The Animation) is the show's "series director," and Tetsuaki Watanabe (episode director for all three seasons of Haikyu!!) is the assistant director at Production I.G. Hisaaki Okui (Hacka Doll the Animation director under the name Ikuo Geso) is handling the series composition, and Naoyuki Asano (Mr. Osomatsu, Saint Young Men) is the character designer. TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND is composing the music at Lantis.

The new anime adaptation is not a sequel of previous anime or an adaptation of the Mahōjin Guru Guru 2 manga, but starts with the story of the manga's first chapter when Nike and Kukuri meet in Jimina Village.

[Via Otasuke (link 2)]

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