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Assault Lily Bouquet Anime Casts Rie Takahashi

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SHAFT adapts Azone/acus action doll figure line for July TV premiere

The official Twitter account for Assault Lily Bouquet, SHAFT's new television anime based on the Assault Lily Project mixed-media franchise, revealed on Saturday that Rie Takahashi will play Shiori Rokkaku.

The Assault Lily Project is a mixed-media franchise based on 1/12-scale action doll figures conceived by the doll maker Azone International and the creative group acus in 2013.

The anime will premiere in July. The tagline on the anime's website reads, "A rhapsody of petals dancing on the frontline." The theme of the project centers around battles waged by beautiful girls with weapons.

The project's website describes its story:

On Earth in the near future, humanity faced imminent destruction from mysterious giant creatures known as "Huge." The entire world unites against the Huge, and successfully develops weaponry known as "CHARM" (Counter Huge Arms) by combining science and magic. CHARM exhibits high rates of synchronization with teenaged girls, and the girls who use CHARM are viewed as heroes called "Lilies." Throughout the world, "Garden" military academies are established to train Lilies to face the Huge and to serve as bases to protect and guide people. This is a story about fighting girls who aim to become Lilies at one such Garden.

The cast also includes:

Hikaru Akao as Riri Hitotsuyanagi

Yuko Natsuyoshi as Yuyu Shirai

Mikako Izawa as Kaede Johan Nouvel

Rimi Nishimoto as Fumi Futagawa

Risa Tsumugi as Tazusa Andō

Haruki Iwata as Thi Mai Yoshimura

Sana Hoshimori as Kuo Shenlin

Hikaru Tohno as Wang Yujia


Karin Takahashi as Miliam Hildegard von Guropius

The cast members also starred in Bushiroad's Assault Lily: League of Guardians stage play that ran at Tokyo's Shinjuku Face venue from January 9 to January 15.

Shouji Saeki (He Is My Master, Mahoromatic: Summer Special, Medaka Box) is directing the anime at SHAFT, with Mieko Hosoi (Aiura, Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū) as the character designer. Keita Nagahara is the assistant director. Kazuya Shiotsuki (Gourmet Girl Graffiti) is the sub-character designer, and is also serving as chief animation director alongside Sōta Suwa (Sakura Quest, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san 2).

Other staff members include:

The BanG Dream! band RAISE A SUILEN is performing the opening theme song.

Sources: Assault Lily Bouquet anime's Twitter account, Comic Natalie


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