Once again, this isn’t a footie anime, you’re thinking of Inazuma Eleven.
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream School Girl Strikers (Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel) as part of their Winter 2017 simulcast lineup. The series will kick off on January 6, at 9:30AM Pacific (12:30PM Eastern) for subscribers in all regions outside of Asia.
School Girl Strikers is based on Square Enix’s “light novel-style RPG” mobile app. Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index) will helm the project at J.C. Staff, with Yuichi Tanaka (A Certain Magical Index, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) providing character designs. Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied, Watamote) is in charge of series composition.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Yumi Sajima: Kana Hanazawa
- Tsubame Miyama: Kaori Ishihara
- Io Yaginuma: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Satoka Sumihara: Rina Hidaka
- Mana Namori: Yui Ogura
The show’s lead actresses, under the name Altair Torte, will perform opening theme Mirai-kei Strikers. Closing theme Kitto Wonderful (Definitely Wonderful) will be handled by Rina Hidaka and Yui Ogura.
Crunchyroll describes School Girl Strikers as:
The newly established private high school for girls, Goryoukan Academy, has a hidden face that people on the outside don’t know about…
Mysterious apparitions called “Oburi” have appeared from a rift in space-time. The only ones capable of fighting this enemy of mankind are girls known as “Strikers,” who have the ability to sense the fifth dimension. Goryoukan Academy is actually an organization that seeks out girls who are more than meets the eye and trains them up for the “Fifth Force,” a combat force created to subjugate the Oburi. The story of the battles and friendships of five girls who comprise the newly assembled team “Altair Torte” is about to begin!
Several character visuals and several promo videos were previously released to promote the title. You can check these out below.