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Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Theme Song Artists, More Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
nonoc, GARNiDELiA perform themes for show premiering on January 11

The official website for the television anime of Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya's Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka (Mahō Shōjo Tokushūsen Asuka) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews nonoc's opening theme song "KODO." The video also reveals that music group GARNiDELiA will perform the ending theme song "Rebel Flag."

The site has also revealed four more cast members: (Name romanizations not confirmed)

  • M.A.O as Tamara Volkova
  • Yōko Hikasa as Lau Pei-pei
  • Kenji Nomura as Yoshiaki Iizuka
  • Kokoro Kikuchi as Sacchū

The anime will premiere on the "Animeism" programming block. The show will air on MBS and TBS on January 11 at 26:25 (effectively January 12 at 2:25 a.m.), before airing later on BS-TBS, AT-X, and CBC. The anime will stream in Japan only on Amazon Prime Video. The site did not specify the streaming services for outside of Japan.

The previously revealed cast members include:

  • Aya Suzaki as Asuka Ōtorii, or Magical Girl Rapture Asuka
  • Akira Sekine as Kurumi Mugen, or Magical Girl War Nurse Kurumi
  • Eriko Matsui as Mia Cyrus, or Magical Girl Just Cause Mia
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Chisato Yonamine
  • Chinami Hashimoto as Sayako Hata
  • Rie Takahashi as Nozomi Makino

Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood, Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-) is directing the series at Liden Films (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Terraformars). Makoto Fukami (Berserk, Yuruyuri San Hai!) and Norimitsu Kaihō (School-Live!, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc) are in charge of series composition, and Yoko Suzuki (animation director for Bleach, Polar Bear's Café) is designing the characters. R.O.N (FLCL Alternative, Kuroko's Basketball) is composing the music.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga series in English, and it released the fourth compiled book volume on September 25. The company describes the story:

When the Earth is threatened by the sudden appearance of undead creatures, a group of young women blessed with powers from a mysterious source rose to defeat them. Now, after three years of apparent peace, the same malevolent creatures have resurfaced. Five magical girls are once again conscripted to war as the Magical Girl Special-Ops force, to defend mankind from an unholy nemesis.

Fukami (Psycho-Pass script) writes the series, and Tokiya (Teizokurei Monophobia) provides the art. Naoya Tamura collaborates on the military setting. The creative team launched the series in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine in June 2015, and Square Enix shipped the eighth volume in Japan on July 25. The ninth volume will ship on December 25.

Sources: Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka anime's website

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