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TV Anime 'Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku' Reveals Main Cast and Key Visual

by sevenPocky
Jul 20, 2016 9:38 PM | 26 Comments
The official website of the TV anime Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku has revealed its main cast members, theme song performers, key visual (shown), and story synopsis. Flying Dog also released its second promotional video featuring the characters designed by Yukiko Aikyou. The anime is scheduled to broadcast in October 2016.

The opening theme, titled "Sakebe" (Shout), will be performed by Manami Numakura. Lerche will animate the series under Hashimoto Hiroyuki's direction. Takao Yoshioka is in charge of the script and series composition.

Cast
Snow White: Nao Touyama (Kiniro Mosaic)
Ripple: Manami Numakura (Dagashi Kashi)

Synopsis
In a risky, unreasonable game, 16 girls are trapped. For the magical girls to remain in their positions at stake, a cruel battle begins! To fool, outwit, compete; all in becoming the only magical girl left. Then one day, the management arbitrarily decides that “There are too many magical girls, so the number will be halved.” One by one, within a span of a week, they decrease. While being under the mercy and toyed around by the mastermind, these magical girls need to come up with plans so they can continue as one. Transforming into being cold and ruthless, the girls still have their feelings. Will they be able to survive the relentless and cruel survival game?

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Finally, a release date! Been looking forward to this for awhile.

Jul 28, 2016 10:56 AM by Nintendofan204

Knowing it's a dark mahou shoujo series is enough for me to be excited about this.

Jul 22, 2016 12:23 PM by Kitsu-nee

Looks good, will watch.

Jul 22, 2016 12:07 PM by CurrerHime

Xenocrisi said:
Zefyris said:


It is. Forced into death games for various reasons. Trahisons, gruesome and bizarre deaths, and the like happens all the time. The series will only adapt the first arc tho.
I personally like the second arc far more, so too bad.


No way, what? Will they adapt just the first arc? I had heard the second arc was way better than the first one.

Is it confirmed?

It was confirmed several months ago on one of the main staff's twitter(I think it was takao yoshioka's twitter). This will be first volume + the related chapters of 4th volume. So first arc only

Jul 22, 2016 3:46 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:

alyya said:
is it dark mahou shoujo?

It is. Forced into death games for various reasons. Trahisons, gruesome and bizarre deaths, and the like happens all the time. The series will only adapt the first arc tho.
I personally like the second arc far more, so too bad.


No way, what? Will they adapt just the first arc? I had heard the second arc was way better than the first one.

Is it confirmed?

Jul 22, 2016 3:20 AM by Xenocrisi

That is awesome..Looking forward to watch it

Jul 22, 2016 12:19 AM by catrionacollins

Nanaca said:
One of the most dreary and overused plot devices, now with mahou shoujo flavor. Eh. Can't we just have some more idolshit instead?


Eh? Please spare me of that. I rather prefer this kind violence and moe instead of annoying idol concept and its more of cuteness more than anything else.

Jul 21, 2016 10:00 PM by mlcdl

Lerche did an ok job with Gakkou Gurashi (cute show turned rather dark) so I hope this one will be alright too.

Jul 21, 2016 9:15 PM by Infatuate

One of the most dreary and overused plot devices, now with mahou shoujo flavor. Eh. Can't we just have some more idolshit instead?

Jul 21, 2016 8:50 PM by Nanaca

Zefyris said:
Snowwhite is margot/yuugiri? :O

I barely recognised swimswim in that pic lol. :o

I like the original character deisgn so not a huge fan of the change, but why not.
alyya said:
is it dark mahou shoujo?

It is. Forced into death games for various reasons. Trahisons, gruesome and bizarre deaths, and the like happens all the time. The series will only adapt the first arc tho.
I personally like the second arc far more, so too bad.

Vindstot said:
The preview posted above is region-locked in Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the U.S. Click here for an alternative.

Strange choice of video resolution there..

No, it fits. basically to make it looks like a mobile game, since the game that originally selected them is a mobile game.


the original LN design character looks like hidamari to me :D

okay, thanks. so it is gonna be straightforward battle royale then. Atleast they are not pretending 'we are cute girl doing cute thing show' then everything gone dark.
Although, the story maybe become more worst than I'm expecting.

So, they're get power from mobage? :D:D

Jul 21, 2016 7:49 PM by megmica

Ohh, synopsis sounds interesting. I liked the song that played in the preview.

Feeling a bit iffy about the character designs though; some of them I'm feeling, others I feel meh about.

Jul 21, 2016 2:49 PM by Olem

Snowwhite is margot/yuugiri? :O

I barely recognised swimswim in that pic lol. :o

I like the original character deisgn so not a huge fan of the change, but why not.
alyya said:
Stark700 said:
I vaguely remember when reading the LN awhile ago but hmm, this could be a hit or a miss.
is it dark mahou shoujo?

It is. Forced into death games for various reasons. Trahisons, gruesome and bizarre deaths, and the like happens all the time. The series will only adapt the first arc tho.
I personally like the second arc far more, so too bad.

Vindstot said:
The preview posted above is region-locked in Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the U.S. Click here for an alternative.

Strange choice of video resolution there..

No, it fits. basically to make it looks like a mobile game, since the game that originally selected them is a mobile game.

Jul 21, 2016 2:30 PM by Zefyris

From the sypnosis, it almost sounds like a combination of Madoka and Mirai Nikki.

Jul 21, 2016 12:22 PM by One

just put an amazing action animation and a really interesting and great story(character design and soundtrack looks cool and awsome already), i would put this anime into my fav list without any second thought.

Jul 21, 2016 8:04 AM by YizelTro

alyya said:
Stark700 said:
I vaguely remember when reading the LN awhile ago but hmm, this could be a hit or a miss.
is it dark mahou shoujo?


Yes, from what I've read, it was depressing, sad and dark (I mean just the prologue lol, but it was already enough to make me watch the series)
Would like to read more tho.

Jul 21, 2016 1:25 AM by Xenocrisi

this anime is my only hope in this fall
plz be something decent

Jul 21, 2016 1:16 AM by tragedydesu

Look it's the infamous Mahou Shoujo Battle Royale...

I'm kinda sick of all the edginess these days.

Jul 20, 2016 11:41 PM by TYxTxYT

thebrentinator24 said:
I feel like this might have the same effect as Madoka Magica. I'll look at the visual and think "oh, this will just be about some cute magical girls doing whatever cute magical girls do" but then I'll watch it and, judging by the synopsis, I'll get something completely different.


Pretty much that's what I am personally expecting from this as well, of course as long as it is also entertaining as well I'll be good.

Jul 20, 2016 11:21 PM by Wasshio

I feel like this might have the same effect as Madoka Magica. I'll look at the visual and think "oh, this will just be about some cute magical girls doing whatever cute magical girls do" but then I'll watch it and, judging by the synopsis, I'll get something completely different.

Jul 20, 2016 11:03 PM by thebrentinator24

This would be rather skeptical, but this looks interesting enough personally. I mean as a person who likes Mahou Shoujo (and no offense but I know some people will say Madoka Magica ripoff when Madoka wasn't even the very first dark Mahou Shoujo series) I think it would be a hit or miss and the last time I watched a Mahou Shoujo was Houkago no Pleiades, and it was fine though.

Of course we'll see, because I shouldn't judge the studio, but Lerche making a Mahou Shoujo is something interesting to see, but we'll see.

Jul 20, 2016 10:57 PM by Wasshio

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