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High School Fleet's Yuu Nobuta Directs Original Maesetsu! Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Lucky Star Creator Kagami Yoshimizu provides original art, 4-panel manga

The official website for Kadokawa's original anime Maesetsu! revealed the main staff on Saturday. Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ.

Mugendai∞ is credited with the original work, and Lucky Star manga author Kagami Yoshimizu is credited with the original illustrations. Touko Machida (DIVE!!, Wake Up, Girls!) is in charge of series composition, and she is writing the scripts with Shōta Gotō and Joe Itou (Nichijō, Lucky Star). Katsuzo Hirata (Ben-To, Angel Beats!) is designing the characters for the anime. Masaru Koseki (Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles, Demon King Daimao) and Naoki Yamauchi (animation director for Bleach, Chronicles of the Going Home Club) are the chief animation directors.

Other staff members include:

Members of the Freak! otaku-based comedy duo are cast members for the anime. Yoshimizu is drawing a four-panel manga for the project, and also drew the above visual for the project.

The project will center on four girls at the height of their youth, attempting to achieve their dreams even as they struggle gallantly.

Yoshimizu put his Lucky Star manga on hiatus in 2014 due to a "new project" that was then under planning. Until then, the manga had been running in Comptiq since the magazine's January 2004 issue. Kadokawa has so far published 10 volumes for the manga.

Kyoto Animation produced a 2007 television anime adaptation and original video anime (OVA) for the manga. It also inspired the 2013's Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku spinoff anime. Bandai Entertainment released part of the original Lucky Star manga, the television series, and the OVA in North America. Funimation later licensed and re-released the anime.

Sources: Maesetsu! anime's website, MoCa News

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