Crunchyroll to Stream Magical Girl Boy Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
Media service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the Magical Girl Boy, the spring television anime based on Icchokusen Mōkon's Mahō Shōjo Ore (Magical Girl Ore or literally, I Am a Magical Girl) manga, as it airs in Japan. Crunchyroll will stream its co-production worldwide except in Japan and Greater China.
The manga centers on Saki Uno, a high school girl and rookie idol who has a crush on Mohiro, her best friend's older brother. When Mohiro is kidnapped by demons, Saki hastily makes a shady contract to be able to transform into a magical girl, which transforms her body into that of a handsome man.
Itsuro Kawasaki (Rental Magica, Shining Hearts, Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION) is directing the anime at Pierrot+. Yukiko Ibe (Nanatsuiro Drops, Jewelpet Twinkle, Onigiri) is designing the characters.
Ayaka Ohashi stars in the anime as Saki Uno (pictured left in visual above and below) and Kaito Ishikawa plays Saki as a man. Similarly, Sachika Misawa and Wataru Hatano voices Sakuyo Mikage (pictured right) as a woman and man, respectively.
Aya Hisakawa plays Saki's mother Sayori (pictured below left), and Kazuya Ichijou plays Kokoro-chan (below right), the mascot binding Saki and the others under a magical girl contract.
The cast also includes: (pictured below from left to right):
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Mohiro Mikage, a top idol adored by Saki
- Koji Yusa as Hyōe, a member of the idol unit Star☆Prince with Mohiro
- Showtaro Morikubo as Konami Yamo, Saki and Sakuyo's manager
Ohashi performs the anime's opening theme song "NOISY LOVE POWER☆." STAR ☆ PRINCE, composed of the show's voice actors Toyonaga and Yusa performs the ending theme song "Garasu no Ginga" (Galaxy of Glass).
The anime premieres on April 2 on AT-X at 10:00 p.m and on Tokyo MX the following day. A special preview broadcast of the first and second episodes premieres on March 25 on AT-X at 7:30 p.m.
Mōkon published the manga in Fusion Product's Comic Be magazine in 2012. Fusion Product published two compiled book volumes for the manga in 2014. The manga received a new serialization in Comic Be in June 2014.
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