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Light Novel 'Mahou Sensou' to Get Anime Adaptation (Confirmed as TV Series to Start Jan 2014)

by symbv
Jul 27, 2013 10:10 PM | 123 Comments
In the Media Factory fan event "Bunko J Natsu no Gakuensai 2013" held in Akihabara today, it was announced that five light novels will be adapted into anime. One of them is "Mahou Sensou". The light novel started in November 2011 and so far 6 volumes have been published.

Official website: http://www.mediafactory.co.jp/bunkoj/mahousensou/

Source: Mainichi, AnimeAnime

Mahou Sensou on MAL

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OP: "Senkou no Prisoner (閃光のPRISONER)" by Yuuka Nanri
ED: "Born to be" by Nano

The anime will be starting on Thursday January 9, 2014 25:28~ on TBS (that means Friday January 10, 2014 1:28~)

Nov 15, 2013 4:25 AM by tsubasalover

Not really sure what else is scheduled for winter, but this is probably gonna be one of my more highly anticipated shows of the season. If there isn't too much fan service and comedy I think it could be good, but I don't know much about the source material.

Oct 21, 2013 10:53 PM by Hahalollawl

The cast. yeah, totally watching it.

Oct 21, 2013 10:25 PM by snuffless

Amiluhur said:
The premise sounds interesting and judging from the casts it seems it's not going to be harem, though whether i watch this will probably depend on which way the balance of the plot shifts: soap opera love triangle surrounding the male protagonist or kickass magic battles?
I hope it's the latter since the studio and casts are awesome.

Oct 15, 2013 8:30 AM by EasyGo-er

The premise sounds interesting and judging from the casts it seems it's not going to be harem, though whether i watch this will probably depend on which way the balance of the plot shifts: soap opera love triangle surrounding the male protagonist or kickass magic battles?

Oct 15, 2013 8:28 AM by Amiluhur

EasyGo-er said:
Oh. alright. I thought maybe the chara was actually the same person with different name and you cleared that up. Thanks.
Just some more information: Aiba Tsuganashi is the elder brother of the heroine Aiba Mui while Nanase Gekkou is the younger brother of the hero Nanase Takeshi so they are most likely not the same person.

By the way, I have just checked and the Japanese wiki for Mahou Sensou already has the role voiced by Okamoto corrected. On the other hand, the English wiki for MahoSen still has Okamoto voicing Aiba Tsuganashi. Oh well.

Oct 15, 2013 8:22 AM by symbv

symbv said:
I was thinking more about "another Mahou" than about Madhouse, but I guess I was not very clear about what I meant to comment in my post.
deezet34 said:
another "Mahou" with Madhouse ehh..
I was talking about this^ since Mahou Sensou studio was announced after Mahouka announcement, haha

symbv said:
The official anime site has Okamoto voicing Nanase Gekkou, so if ANN listed it as Tsuganashi Aiba, then ANN has got it wrong. Perhaps ANN got their information from the Japanese wiki of MahoSen (which also has Okamoto voicing Aiba although the entry for Okamoto correctly has him vocing Gekkou in MahoSen).
Oh. alright. I thought maybe the chara was actually the same person with different name and you cleared that up. Thanks.

Oct 15, 2013 8:16 AM by EasyGo-er

EasyGo-er said:
symbv said:
^ Nobody said that when it Rettousei was announced to have anime adaptation... I guess this just goes to show the gap of popularity and awareness between the two LNs....
Doesn't people say this now because the studio for MahoSen was revealed to be Madhouse only after the Mahouka announcement?
I was thinking more about "another Mahou" than about Madhouse, but I guess I was not very clear about what I meant to comment in my post.

EasyGo-er said:
tsubasalover said:
deezet34 said:

Nanase Gekka: Okamoto Nobuhiko

It's Gekkou, actually.
ANN listed it Nobuhiko Okamoto as Tsuganashi Aiba...so, misinformation on their side?
The official anime site has Okamoto voicing Nanase Gekkou, so if ANN listed it as Tsuganashi Aiba, then ANN has got it wrong. Perhaps ANN got their information from the Japanese wiki of MahoSen (which also has Okamoto voicing Aiba although the entry for Okamoto correctly has him vocing Gekkou in MahoSen).

Oct 15, 2013 7:55 AM by symbv

symbv said:
^ Nobody said that when it Rettousei was announced to have anime adaptation... I guess this just goes to show the gap of popularity and awareness between the two LNs....
Doesn't people say this now because the studio for MahoSen was revealed to be Madhouse only after the Mahouka announcement?
tsubasalover said:
deezet34 said:

Nanase Gekka: Okamoto Nobuhiko

It's Gekkou, actually.
ANN listed it Nobuhiko Okamoto as Tsuganashi Aiba...so, misinformation on their side?

Oct 15, 2013 7:46 AM by EasyGo-er

symbv said:

Tohyama is really popular these days....


and I'm loving every bit of it

Oct 15, 2013 7:14 AM by game8910

Thinking more about it, this actually has a good staff :D
We can only wait and see for ourselves~

symbv said:
HauntingShock said:
Madhouse handling 2 series... I don't like where this is going~
Mahou Sensou probably got the lower production value and effort though. Or does Madhouse have different studios as well just like in Sunrise's case?
I guess it would not be so much of a problem if the 2 series are not aired in the same cour?

Yeah, Mahouka will probably air on Summer since it's a smarter move that way...

Oct 15, 2013 4:46 AM by HauntingShock

symbv said:
Key Visual:

http://blog-imgs-61.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/top_img_201310151913167cc.jpg

Staff and Cast announced:

Studio: Madhouse
Director: Satoh Yuuzou (Kaiji)
Series Composition: Fudeyasu Kazuyuki (Hajime no Ippo season 2 & 3)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Ebata Ryouma (Busou Shinki)
Art Director: Kouno Jirou (Amnesia, Sacred Seven, Ikki Tousen season 4, School Days)

Cast

Nanase Takeshi: Miyano Mamoru
Aiba Mui: Tohyama Nao
Isoshima Kurumi: Seto Asami
Ida Kazumi: Suzumura Kenichi



Tohyama is really popular these days....

Great! Touyama Nao again. Nisekoi and then this. This winter will be awesome.

Oct 15, 2013 4:46 AM by FlameWingman21

deezet34 said:

Nanase Gekka: Okamoto Nobuhiko

It's Gekkou, actually.

Oct 15, 2013 4:41 AM by tsubasalover

HauntingShock said:
Madhouse handling 2 series... I don't like where this is going~
Mahou Sensou probably got the lower production value and effort though. Or does Madhouse have different studios as well just like in Sunrise's case?

if rettousei to air in winter too,, maybe mahou sensou willl get lower budget considering the gap of popularity between them... well, we can only guess..

Oct 15, 2013 4:39 AM by deezet34

HauntingShock said:
Madhouse handling 2 series... I don't like where this is going~
Mahou Sensou probably got the lower production value and effort though. Or does Madhouse have different studios as well just like in Sunrise's case?
I guess it would not be so much of a problem if the 2 series are not aired in the same cour?

Oct 15, 2013 4:36 AM by symbv

HauntingShock said:
Madhouse handling 2 series... I don't like where this is going~
Mahou Sensou probably got the lower production value and effort though. Or does Madhouse have different studios as well just like in Sunrise's case?
i agree but since they picked up both lets hope they air during different season so the can focus on one at a time to put 100% of there effort on them
HauntingShock said:
Madhouse handling 2 series... I don't like where this is going~
Mahou Sensou probably got the lower production value and effort though. Or does Madhouse have different studios as well just like in Sunrise's case?

i agree but lets hope they both air in different season so they can focus on one at a time to get the shows there 100% potential

Oct 15, 2013 4:35 AM by silkie

Madhouse handling 2 series... I don't like where this is going~
Mahou Sensou probably got the lower production value and effort though. Or does Madhouse have different studios as well just like in Sunrise's case?

Oct 15, 2013 4:29 AM by HauntingShock

^ Nobody said that when it Rettousei was announced to have anime adaptation... I guess this just goes to show the gap of popularity and awareness between the two LNs....

Oct 15, 2013 4:17 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Key Visual:

http://blog-imgs-61.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/top_img_201310151913167cc.jpg

Staff and Cast announced:

Studio: Madhouse
Director: Satoh Yuuzou (Kaiji)
Series Composition: Fudeyasu Kazuyuki (Hajime no Ippo season 2 & 3)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Ebata Ryouma (Busou Shinki)
Art Director: Kouno Jirou (Amnesia, Sacred Seven, Ikki Tousen season 4, School Days)

Cast

Nanase Takeshi: Miyano Mamoru
Aiba Mui: Tohyama Nao
Isoshima Kurumi: Seto Asami
Ida Kazumi: Suzumura Kenichi



Tohyama is really popular these days....

+ cast:
Nanase Gekka: Okamoto Nobuhiko

and here's full staf & cast:
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/mahosen/

another "Mahou" with Madhouse ehh..

Oct 15, 2013 4:10 AM by deezet34

Key Visual:

http://blog-imgs-61.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/top_img_201310151913167cc.jpg

Staff and Cast announced:

Studio: Madhouse
Director: Satoh Yuuzou (Kaiji)
Series Composition: Fudeyasu Kazuyuki (Hajime no Ippo season 2 & 3)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Ebata Ryouma (Busou Shinki)
Art Director: Kouno Jirou (Amnesia, Sacred Seven, Ikki Tousen season 4, School Days)

Cast

Nanase Takeshi: Miyano Mamoru
Aiba Mui: Tohyama Nao
Isoshima Kurumi: Seto Asami
Ida Kazumi: Suzumura Kenichi



Tohyama is really popular these days....

Oct 15, 2013 3:40 AM by symbv

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