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The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies Anime's Main Promo Video Reveals Theme Songs

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Lezel performs opening theme, main 2 cast members perform ending theme

The official website for The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies, the television anime of late creator Cocoa Fujiwara's Katsute Mahō Shōjo to Aku wa Tekitai Shiteita. manga, revealed the main promotional video on Friday. The video previews Lezel's opening theme song "Mikansei Rendezvous" (Incomplete Rendezvous). Yūki Ono and Mai Nakahara as their characters perform the ending theme song "Itsumo Futari ga Ii ne" (It's Nice that the Two of Them are Always Together).

The below video has English subtitles that can be toggled on.


The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on July 9 at 10:45 p.m. (9:45 a.m. EDT) and it will also run on Tokyo MX and BS11. Anime Expo will screen a premiere of the first three episodes on July 4.

The show stars:

Akiyo Ohashi (The Stranger by the Shore) is directing the anime at BONES. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream!) is in charge of the script and series composition. Haruko Iizuka (Horimiya) is designing the characters. MAYUKO (Cells at Work!) is composing the music.

Fujiwara debuted the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in September 2013, but had left the manga unfinished before she died in March 2015. Square Enix published the manga's third and final compiled book volume in March 2016. Gangan Joker noted that the decision to publish the manga's third volume was made after consulting Fujiwara's family.

Yen Press announced in February that it has licensed the manga and will start releasing it in August. The company describes the story:

She's a magical girl, sworn to fight for peace, love, and justice. He's a lieutenant, born into a military family that serves an evil empire. And yet, it was love at first sight...From Inu x Boku S.S. creator Cocoa Fujiwara comes a four-panel comic about hostile enemies who won't kill (and love) each other!

Fujiwara made her debut with the short story "Calling" in 1999. She later serialized the manga Inu × Boku SS in Gangan Joker from 2009 to 2014. Yen Press publishes the romantic comedy in North America, and the manga inspired the 2012 Inu X Boku Secret Service television anime, which Sentai Filmworks released in North America.

Sources: The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies anime's website, Comic Natalie

Disclosure: Kadokawa World Entertainment (KWE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, is the majority owner of Anime News Network, LLC. Yen Press, BookWalker Global, and J-Novel Club are subsidiaries of KWE.

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