Main Cast and Staff in Teaser for Gushing Over Magical Girls Anime

(Last Updated On: August 17, 2023)

Kadokawa initiated the streaming of a teaser promotional video for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Akihiro Ononaka’s captivating work, “Gushing Over Magical Girls” (Mahō Shōjo ni Akogarete) manga. The teaser unveiled key insights into the anime’s primary cast and dedicated staff.

Portraying the lead role of Utena Hiiragi, also known as Magia Baiser, is Fūka Izumi. Utena is a protagonist brimming with adoration for magical girls; however, an enchantment compels her to take on the mantle of a magical girl villain.

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Guiding the anime’s direction are Tadato Suzuki, noted for directing a 2019 episode of “Fruits Basket,” and Atsushi Ootsuki, acclaimed for works like “Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox” and “Motto To Love Ru.” Asahi Production is helming the animation.

  • Fūka Izumi as Utena Hiiragi/Magia Baiser
Gushing Over Magical Girls Anime
  • Kaori Maeda as Haruka Hanabishi/Magia Magenta
Gushing Over Magical Girls Anime
  • Misato Fukuen as Venalita
Gushing Over Magical Girls Anime

Overseeing the series scripts is Noboru Kimura, recognized for contributions to “Gundam Build Divers” and “Skate-Leading Stars.” Yasuka Ōtaki, known for “A Galaxy Next Door,” lends their talent to character design. The anime’s soundscape is curated by Satoshi Motoyama, celebrated for works such as “16bit Sensation: Another Layer” and “Dragon Ball Z Kai.”

In the realm of music, Yasuharu Takanashi, Akinari Suzuki, and Johannes Nilsson, acclaimed for compositions in diverse series like “BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-,” “Giant Beasts of Ars,” and “Bakugan: Evolutions,” respectively, are orchestrating the auditory experience. Music production is entrusted to Lantis. The much-anticipated anime is scheduled to grace screens in the year 2024.

Gushing Over Magical Girls Anime

J-Novel Club has secured the licensing rights for the manga and provides the following encapsulation of the narrative: Enter the world of Hiiragi Utena, an ordinary middle school girl with an extraordinary fondness for magical girls.

Unexpectedly, a chatty mascot bestows a transformative spell upon her, altering her fate. Prepare to witness her evolution from a quiet magical girl enthusiast to an enigmatic dominatrix of villainy. As forces of good and evil entwine, the question remains—who will yield in this power play?

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Ononaka initiated the manga’s serialization in 2019 within Takeshobo’s pages of “Manga Life Storia” magazine. Following the publication’s cessation, the manga migrated to the digital realm of “Storia Dash,” the magazine’s online platform.


Source | Press release

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