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Original Anime 'Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls' to Air for Summer 2016

by Sakana-san
Jun 3, 2016 8:42 AM | 19 Comments
Bouncy, an animation studio founded in October 2015, announced on Friday, that it is producing a TV anime series titled Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls. The series will begin airing on July 7 at 12:05 a.m. on Tokyo MX, followed by Sun TV and other networks.

Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls is billed as a "live anime" which incorporates user participation. The series utilizes proprietary technology called Kigurumi Live Animator, shortened as KiLA, which uses motion capture to generate 3D images. Auditions are currently being held for the series cast members.

Synopsis
Urara, Hanabi, and Inaho are three girls who aim to become nationally-renowned characters by creating animation of themselves! They chose the magical girl theme to catch the attention of everyone from children to adults! Can they safely become popular characters in a one-cours magical girl anime?

Staff
Director, Series Composition: Koutarou Ishidate (Tesagure! Bukatsumono)
Character Design: Okazu Misoyama
Logo Design: i
Script: Masatake Yamaguchi (Minarai Diva), Toshiyuki Takahashi (Tesagure! Bukatsumono), Kunisane Hirama (Minarai Diva)
KiLA Director: Cort (Chokkyuu Hyoudai Robot Anime: Straight Title)
MMD Director: Ponpoko P
Theme Song Lyrics, Composition: Junichi Inoue (gdgd Fairies)
Thene Song Arrangement, Live Performance: Hajime
Sound Effects: Yoshiaki Tokunaga (Q Transformers)
Sound Mixer: Souichi Tsunekawa
Producer: Takashi Kosuge
Sound Production: Pony Canyon Enterprise
Sound Director: Yasuhito Nozoe
Live Broadcast Anime System: KiLA
Studio: Bouncy
Planning Producer: Yuu Gotou, Yasuyuki Nishiya
Production: Naria☆Girls Production Committee

Official site: http://www.nariagirls.com/
Official Twitter: @nariagirls

Source: Bouncy

Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls on MAL

19 Comments Recent Comments

Whoa the 3DCG hate is strong here. -_-
Nice experiment to try, tbh.

hmm... while the anime itself would probably be a failure, few things I'll be looking on this:
1. Stability of frame-rate & motion.
2. Level of details in expression.
3. Work Method.

Jun 5, 2016 7:07 AM by Revvie-chan

Sakana-san said:

Logo Design: i


we're in good hands

Jun 4, 2016 7:33 PM by Maka

Everything sounded bland to simply bad till I saw that people doing Tesagure (as well as gdgd Fairies) are behind it.
It will be most certainly not for everybody (mostly because how crazy it will be) but I think I'll enjoy it a lot.

Jun 4, 2016 12:50 PM by Dalek-baka

Hoppy said:
Experimental anime using technology that's new and exclusive.

Last second auditions

CG


Confirmed worse anime than Wonder Momo and Venus Project.

Should probably check who is directing this, tesugura went fine.

Don't need a lot of time to produce these kind of things.

Jun 4, 2016 7:45 AM by rederoin

lol, many people expect this to be bad...i do too, but i guess would be a valuable experiment for the future projects. Who knows....

Jun 4, 2016 1:30 AM by Okami_doge

"Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls is billed as a 'live anime' which incorporates user participation. The series utilizes proprietary technology called Kigurumi Live Animator, shortened as KiLA, which uses motion capture to generate 3D images."

Oh God, that doesn't sound good at all. Just... this is going to be so awkward :(. I'll probably be able to tolerate it if it's a short anime, but there's no guarantee.

Jun 3, 2016 10:53 PM by Lil-Bird

ichii_1 said:
>motion captured 3d anime

The future.


We are all gonna die...eventually.

Jun 3, 2016 1:34 PM by Miragee

That software looks incredibly advanced. I wouldn't be surprised if mocap eventually replaces rotoscoping.

Jun 3, 2016 1:08 PM by Max

At first I thought that this was going to be awful. Then I saw someone mention that it was by the director behind TesaBu. Now I'm really looking forward to it.

Jun 3, 2016 1:04 PM by kuuderes_shadow

If The Anime The Characters Make Is Shit And The Anime The Creators Make Is Shit, Is It Really Shit?

I wouldn't be too surprised if this becomes a real-time animated unintentional documentary. I would like to compare it to a video one of Digibro's friends made about My Little Pony Season 6 spoilers where most of the "spoilers" involve mental and physical health changes of the creators. One of the spoilers was that John de Lancie would die (in real life), which isn't so much of a spoiler as it is a prediction.

Jun 3, 2016 12:41 PM by zombie_pegasus

Experimental anime using technology that's new and exclusive.

Last second auditions

CG

Confirmed worse anime than Wonder Momo and Venus Project.

Jun 3, 2016 11:42 AM by Hoppy

Just waiting and watching. :)

Jun 3, 2016 11:19 AM by ZekkenID

>motion captured 3d anime

The future.

Jun 3, 2016 11:14 AM by ichii_1

My gut feeling tells me this is going to suck horribly

Jun 3, 2016 10:25 AM by HaXXspetten

Looks cool but I will probably guess this is gonna be complete bullshit. :p

Jun 3, 2016 10:10 AM by Robiiii

Man this looks like it would be fun to watch but they just had to make it 3D CGI... Won't watch if episodes are full 20 minutes, will if they're shorts.

Jun 3, 2016 9:58 AM by HecticLeo

The question are..... will last for 4, 7 or 24 minutes?

Jun 3, 2016 9:35 AM by yakami95

>experimental CG
>airs in a month and still in audition stage
Dat meta tho, sasuga Tesagure creators.

Here's the OP of Tesagure, for reference on how meta this is gonna be since the show seems to be about itself, business as usual.

Jun 3, 2016 9:17 AM by Paulo27

Wow, this looks like a real life scenarios turned into anime.
Still, I'm waiting to know the cast. Maybe I'll try to watch this.

Jun 3, 2016 9:08 AM by Rayzer

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