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Majimoji Rurumo OVA Previewed in Video

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2-part "concluding" OVA ships with manga's 9th volume on July 9

Kodansha began streaming a promotional video on Thursday for the new anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's Magimoji Rurumo manga.

The Magimoji Rurumo: Kanketsu-hen (Concluding Volume) anime will be a two-part original anime disc that will run for a combined total of about 50 minutes. The OVA will ship with a limited edition of the Magimoji Rurumo: Hōkago no Mahō Chugakusei manga's ninth volume on July 9. The ninth volume will serve as the final volume in the series.

The anime will show the story of the contract and romance between Shibaki and Rurumo "until the end." While the new anime will be based on the Magimoji Rurumo: Makai-hen manga, it will tell an original story.

The new anime will feature a returning cast and staff, with Suzuko Mimori and Makoto Takahashi once again voicing Rurumo and Shibaki, respectively. Chikara Sakurai returns to direct the anime at J.C. Staff, and Kazunori Iwakura is again designing the characters. Seishi Minakami (Vatican Miracle Examiner, A Certain Scientific Railgun, Occult Academy) is replacing Mariko Kunisawa for series composition.

The "magical slapstick comedy" begins with Kōta Shibaki (the #1 pervert of his school) and some magical tickets that suddenly arrive for him. Rurumo, an apprentice witch who was demoted from a full witch, is training with these tickets in the human world. Shibaki can use these tickets to grant wishes that Rurumo must perform as part of her training. The catch is that each used ticket shortens Shibaki's life.

Watanabe launched the manga in Monthly Shonen Sirius in 2007, before he started the bicycling manga Yowamushi Pedal. The first seven-volume Magimoji Rurumo series ended in 2011, and Watanabe then serialized the four-volume Magimoji Rurumo: Makai-hen (Magimoji Rurumo: Magic World) series from 2011 to 2013 in the same magazine. The latest series, Magimoji Rurumo: Hōkago no Mahō Chugakusei (Magimoji Rurumo: Afterschool Magic Middle School Student), debuted in Monthly Shonen Sirius in June 2013.

The manga inspired a television anime in 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Source: Kodansha's YouTube channel

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