Magical Girl Site Anime Casts Virtual YouTuber Kizuna Ai
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The "Magical fest. ~Kitto Kitara Fukō ni Naru~" event announced on Sunday that "virtual YouTube" character Kizuna Ai will voice Administrator B (Okame) in the television anime of Kentarō Satō's Magical Girl Site (Mahō Shōjo Site) manga.
The "(self-proclaimed) world's first virtual YouTuber" debuted in December 1, 2016 and has since garnered over 1.6 million subscribers on her main A.I.Channel and over 680,000 subscribers on her A.I.Games channel.
The anime will premiere MBS on April 6 at 26:55 (effectively April 7 at 2:55 a.m.), and will air on the on the Animeism block of MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS. The series will also air on SBS, ATV, and AT-X, and it will also stream only on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan.
The show's previously revealed cast includes:
Himika Akaneya as Tsuyuno Yatsumura, Aya's classmate who possesses a wand that can stop time.
Aina Suzuki as Rina Shioi, a former information broker who pursues the mystery of the Magical Girl Site.
Yū Serizawa as Nijimi Anazawa, the center of the nationally popular "Inuasobi" idol group.
Haruka Yamazaki as Sarina Shizukume, the leader of the group that bullies Aya.
Ryusei Nakao as site manager Nana
The anime will have 12 episodes.
Tadahito Matsubayashi (Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto) is directing the anime at production doA, and Takayo Ikami (Yuri Kuma Arashi, Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-) is in charge of the series scripts. Sakae Shibuya (A Centaur's Life, Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season) is designing the characters, and Keiji Inai (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Outbreak Company) is composing the music. The idol unit i☆Ris (PriPara, Twin Star Exorcists, Mushibugyō) performs the anime's opening theme song "Changing point" (Akaneya and Serizawa are also members of i☆Ris). Haruka Yamazaki is performing the ending theme song.
Satō launched the horror manga on the Champion Tap! manga website in July 2013, before moving it to Weekly Shōnen Champion last September. Akita Shoten published the manga's ninth compiled book volume on March 8. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English.
Satō launched the Magical Girl Apocalypse manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Champion's first issue in June 2012, and ended it last August. Akita Shoten published the manga's 16th and final compiled book volume last September. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English.
Update: Magical Girl Site is not a direct spinoff of Satō's earlier Magical Girl Apocalypse manga. Thanks, JB Sanchez and Solscan
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