I don’t care if it’s a glorified TV spot, this is adorb.

Earlier today, the official Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor (Roku de Nashi Majutsu Kōshi to Akashic Records) anime website updated with a new anime short. The 30-second feature sees a chibi Sistine previewing the next episode, which hits Japanese TV on April 18.

Naturally, things get adorable quickly.

This is actually the second bite-sized short to hit – the first was released on April 6.

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor is based on Taro Hitsuji’s light novel series of the same name. Minato Kazuto is directing the project at at Liden Films. Satoshi Kimura (Terraformars) is serving as character designer on the project, while Touko Machida (Chaika – The Coffin Princess, Wake Up, Girls!) takes charge of series composition and scripts. Hiroaki Tsutsumi is scoring the show’s soundtrack.

Crunchyroll currently streams the show as a simulcast. They describe it as:

A twisted heroic fantasy featuring a magic teacher who hates magic! The story takes place in a world where magic and science have evolved side by side. The Alzano Imperial Magic Academy is located in the southern part of the Alzano Empire, one of the major magical powers, and it is among most prominent magic schools in the world, where students can learn the highest forms of magic. All those who strive to learn magic dream of studying at this academy, and its students as well as its teachers are proud to be a part of its 400-year history. Glenn Radars is a new instructor who has suddenly been appointed to teach part-time at this highly respected academy. He begins by telling his students, “I’ll teach you all what real magic is.” The previously unheard-of lessons of this man known as a good-for-nothing bastard are about to begin.

Source: Crunchyroll