Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Anime Reveals Designs for 2 More Characters
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya's Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka (Mahō Shōjo Tokushūsen Asuka) manga revealed designs for Tamara Volkova and Rau Peipei on December 25.
M.A.O as Tamara Volkova
Yōko Hikasa as Rau Peipei
The cast also includes:
- 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
- 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.
Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood, Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-) is directing the series at LIDEN FILMS (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Terra Formars). 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.
nonoc is performing the opening theme song "KODO," and music group GARNiDELiA is performing the ending theme song "Rebel Flag."
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 ninth volume shipped on December 25.
Sources: Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka anime's website, MoCa News