Square Enix, A Certain Magical Index Creators, Trigger, MYTH&ROID Tease New Project
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Square Enix announced on Wednesday that it is working with Straight Edge on an original project. A Certain Magical Index light novel author Kazuma Kamachi and illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura are providing the scenario and character designs, respectively. Trigger (DARLING in the FRANXX, Kill la Kill) is producing the opening animation. MYTH&ROID (theme songs for Overlord, Re:Zero) is performing the theme song "Future is Mine."
The URL for the project's teaser website includes the term "11calamities."
Staff will reveal more information at a stage event at the "Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Aki no Dengekisai" event on October 7. Voice actresses Ai Kayano (Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King's Shōko Hanashima, Land of the Lustrous' Diamond) and Ayana Taketatsu (K-ON!'s Azusa Nakano, Sword Art Online's Suguha Kirigaya), Straight Edge's Kazuma Miki, and Square Enix's Hiroaki Iwano will appear at the event.
Square Enix is known for role-playing game franchises such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts. The company announced in August that it has formed a strategic partnership with the Chinese conglomerate Tencent.
Miki is the former editor-in-chief of Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko, and he founded Straight Edge in 2016. The company's focus is managing talent and producing content such as publications and animation. Contracted writers include Kamachi (A Certain Magical Index, Heavy Object), Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online, Accel World), Tsutomu Satou (The Irregular at Magic High School), and Tsukasa Fushimi (Oreimo, Ero Manga Sensei).
Trigger is currently working with Arc System Works on Kill la Kill the Game -If- (Ifu), the first game based on the Kill la Kill anime, and the game will launch in 2019. The studio is also working on the SSSS.Gridman anime, which will premiere this fall. The studio collaborated with A-1 Pictures on the DARLING in the FRANXX television anime, which premiered in January.
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