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Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Demon Girl Next Door Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Simulcast, home video release planned for anime of Machikado Mazoku manga

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime of Izumo Ito's The Demon Girl Next Door (Machikado Mazoku) manga. The license covers the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Portugal. Sentai Filmworks will offer a streaming simulcast this summer, and a home video release will follow.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Yuko Yoshida is just an ordinary schoolgirl — until one day her dormant, devilish powers are unleashed by the demon Lilith! Yuko transforms into Shadow Mistress Yuko, a supernatural powerhouse with horns and a devil tail. Now she must defeat another mystical being named Momo Chiyoda, the shrine maiden of the Light Clan… who just so happens to go to Yuko's school! But being a demonic magical girl isn't as easy as it looks, and Yuko has a whole lot to learn before she's ready to fulfill her destiny and take on the Clan of Light.

The anime will premiere on TBS on July 11 at 25:28 (effectively 1:28 a.m. on July 12), and on BS-TBS on July 13 at 26:00 (effectively 2:00 a.m. on July 14).

The anime stars:

Hiroaki Sakurai (Cromartie High School, Maid Sama!, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Keiichirō Ōchi (La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky, Hinamatsuri, The Quintessential Quintuplets) is supervising the series' scripts. Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Non Non Biyori, This Art Club Has a Problem!) is designing the characters.

Kohara and Kitō will perform the show's opening theme song "Machi Kado Tangent" under the unit name "shami momo." Kohara, Kitō, Takahashi, and Takayanagi will perform the ending theme song "Yoi Machi Cantare" under the unit name "Kōro Machi Kado."

The manga launched in Manga Time Kirara Carat in September 2014.

Source: Press release

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