i☆Ris to Perform Opening Theme for Magical Sempai Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of AZU's Magical Sempai (Tejina Senpai) manga revealed on Saturday that the group i☆Ris will perform the show's opening theme song "Fantastic Illusion." i☆Ris have performed theme songs for anime such as PriPara, Twin Star Exorcists, Magical Girl Site, Wise Man's Grandchild, and Mushibugyō, among others.
The anime will premiere in July, and Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs.
The anime stars:
- Kaede Hondo as Senpai
- Aoi Ichikawa as Assistant
- Eri Kitamura as Saki-chan
- Rie Takahashi as Madara-san
- Daisuke Namikawa as Ma-kun
- Himika Akaneya as Sister
Fumiaki Usui (episode director for Chaos;HEAd, Spice and Wolf, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II) is directing the series at Liden Films, and Rintarou Ikeda (Love and Lies, Hakyū Hōshin Engi, Love Tyrant scripts) is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Eriko Itō (Love and Lies, Poco's Udon World) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. Minori Suzuki will perform the show's ending theme song.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally, and it describes the story:
“I encountered her … a cute, but 'weird' sempai!” Magic-loving but stage-fright-addled, this sempai comes with a failure rate of 100%—but you can't take your eyes off her! The off-color, magical gag manga that's caused an uproar all over Japan is finally here! Here's to non-athletic hobbies!
Azu launched the manga in Young Magazine in February 2016.