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Multimedia Project 'Assault Lily' Gets TV Anime by Shaft

by Sakana-san
Oct 13, 9:38 AM | 35 Comments
During the Assault Lily Exchange Meeting: Hajimemashite event on Sunday, it was announced that the multimedia project is getting a TV anime produced by Shaft. Titled Assault Lily: Bouquet, the series will be directed by Shouji Saeki (Houkago no Pleiades, Medaka Box) and Mieko Hosoi (Aiura) will design characters for animation.

Project Synopsis
In the near future, humanity faces imminent destruction from mysterious creatures known as "Huge." The world wages war against the Huge, and develops the anti-weapon "CHARM" (Counter Huge Arms) by combining science and magic. CHARM works more effectively when used by teenage girls, and those who use the weapons are revered as "Lilies." The Lilies are trained at military academies called "Gardens," which also serve as bases to protect and advise people. This is a story about girls who aim to become Lilies so they can protect Earth.

As part of the project, a stage play by Bushiroad will feature actresses who are also voicing the characters. Assault Lily: League of Guardian will take place at Tokyo's Shinjuku Face venue from January 9-15.

Riri Hitotsuyanagi: Hikaru Akao (Back Street Girls: Gokudolls)
Yuyu Shirai: Yuuko Natsuyoshi (Journal of the Mysterious Creatures)
Nouvelle Johan Kaede: Mikako Izawa (Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid)
Fumi Futagawa: Rimi Nishimoto (BanG Dream!)
Tazusa Andou: Risa Tsumugi (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou)
Thi Mai Yoshimura: Haruki Iwata (Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight)
Shenlin Kuo: Sana Hoshimori (Hashiri Tsuzukete Yokattatte)
Yujia Wang: Hikaru Toono (Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale)
Miriam Hildegard Von Gropius: Takahashi Karin (Dr. Stone)

Assault Lily is based on the range of 1/12-scale dolls and figurines created by Azone International and acus in 2013. The project also inspired two novels—Assault Lily: Ichiryuutai, Shutsugeki Shimasu! and Assault Lily Arms in June 2015 and July 2017, respectively.

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Official Twitter: @assaultlily_pj

Source: Comic Natalie

News tip submitted by Animechannel2213

Assault Lily: Bouquet on MAL

20 of 35 Comments Recent Comments

Can I get an assault lily for my assault shoulder thing that goes up?

Oct 16, 8:37 AM by Theo1899

Worry about the result though.

Assault Lily is mainly the action figure dolls, and I’d give benefit of doubt to series centred on product. Although they did already have novel and theatrical performance, but it’s for the “side story”, not the main girls of the line up.

Oct 15, 4:01 AM by nseika

Another dark magical girl anime.

Oct 14, 11:41 PM by Tropisch

Sound like a Akuma to Riddle with less edge meets Symphogear with no song.

And Madoka aesthetics.

Will watch first epi, just because.

Oct 14, 2:13 PM by Fabris

Oh it's Shaft huh, this is interesting

Oct 14, 1:48 PM by xchyssa

For a 2nd I thought it was the madoka spin off

Oct 14, 12:26 PM by Mattinator95

Oh, dope! I read about this on Ani.Me. I'm all for by just about anything by Shaft. And the project is described as "battles waged by beautiful girls with weapons" and that is the best pitch you could ask for really.

Oct 14, 11:53 AM by rommelcedric

in the name of madoka, the most beautiful goddessess, and merciful, AMEN

Oct 14, 9:35 AM by ZeroAXL

Ooh, this is right up my alley. Pls dont mess this up Saeki

Oct 14, 6:09 AM by abhutrash

I love shaft so I’m looking forward to this.

Oct 14, 4:44 AM by Megurashi

Wow finally something from Shaft.

Oct 14, 4:42 AM by Slarkero

I see some good potential with this. Go shaft!

Oct 14, 4:41 AM by joe_g7

An action series with cute characters that could potentially take a dark turn with inevitable Yuri undertones made by the same studio that made Madoka Magica...

It sounds like a fun time! I'm gonna follow it whenever it airs!

Oct 14, 3:04 AM by MarinBlue

Heh, Director Saeki and Studio Shaft go way back, when Gainax and Shaft co-produced shows in the early 2000s. Interesting reunion to say the least. Mieko Hosoi's designs are as gorgeous as ever.

Oct 14, 2:27 AM by MaceChan

Xenocrisi said:
This feels like their first project in like, forever

They done almost nothing this year (one short movie and some sucontractor work do not count) but they had a few projects last year and this is their second series planned for 2020 (after Magia Record).

Oct 14, 2:06 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Literally Madoka 2, because fck rebellion and side story gaiden.

Oct 14, 12:27 AM by edelgord

Looks like it's trying to go for the Madoka-Homura character inspiration thing that Granbelm tried to do.... I really have my doubts on this....
But at the same time, it's done by Shaft, so why not?
I'll give this a shot i guess

Oct 13, 6:14 PM by Fario-P

Basically, Symphogear ripoff. Might as well check it out.

Oct 13, 4:48 PM by Piromysl

Well I'm always up for all girl shows so count me in on this one.

Oct 13, 4:42 PM by Nemesis_Ranka

Not necessarily Yuri per say in my opinion but this looks promising. Also, Shaft isn't necessarily dead, many studios will have a stage of lacking their top tier staff members (Madhouse had this happening before). It's a matter of building newcomers etc.

Oct 13, 4:28 PM by Wasshio

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