This quirky magical girl series is making its début sooner than you’d expect!
Earlier today, the official Magical Girl Ore (Mahou Shojo Ore) anime website updated with a new trailer and visual, as well as details on the show’s première window.
We break the details down below.
The two-and-a-half minute trailer introduces the major story beats, which is conveyed by Kaito Ishikawa, who narrates, as well as character dialogue.
The new visual features Saki Uno in their transformed attire, ready for action.
A silhouette featuring a third magical boy was also unveiled, which you can check out below.
Magical Girl Ore will begin airing on April 2. The current schedule is as follows:
- AT-X: 4/2/2018 at 22:00 (4/2/2018 at 10:00PM)
- Tokyo MX: 4/2/2018 at 25:40 (4/3/2018 at 1:40AM)
The series is based on Chokusen Moudama’s manga of the same name. Itsuro Kawasaki (L/R: Licensed by Royalty, Rental Magica) was tapped to direct the project at studio Pierrot+, with Yukiko Ibe (Onigiri, Jewelpet Twinkle) providing character designs.
Ayaka Ohashi, who plays Saki Uno in the show, will perform intro song Noisy Love Power ☆. STAR☆PRINCE, a unit made up of Toshiyuki Toyonaga and Kouji Yusa, will perform ending theme Garasu no Ginga (A Galaxy of Glass).
The previously confirmed voice cast includes:
- Saki Uno: Ayaka Ohashi
- Sakuyo Mikage: Sachika Misawa
- Saki Uno (Transformed): Kaito Ishikawa
- Sakuyo Mikage (Transformed): Wataru Hatano
- Mohiro Mikage: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Hyōe: Koji Yusa
- Konami Yamo: Showtaro Morikubo
- Sayori Uno: Aya Hisakawa
- Kokoro-chan: Kazuya Ichijō
Chokusen Moudama’s Mahou Shoujo Ore manga launched in the pages of Fusion Product’s Comic Be magazine in 2012. The series spans two collected volumes.
Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:
15 year old girl is a newbie idol in love with her best friend’s brother who is also a popular idol.
But she runs into a scary yakuza guy and finds out her mother was an ex-magical girl, the yakuza was her mascot. Her love interest gets kidnapped by demons that look like burly men with cute squirrel heads. So she contracts the yakuza to become a magical girl, which in this story means she turns into a handsome guy in a magical girl outfit. And her love interest shows an attraction towards her magical guy form? But her best friend (her love interest’s sister) turns out to be in love with her and later also becomes a magical crossdressing guy to save her life.
Thus their manager is a magical girl geek and decides to make them into an idol unit.
In 2014, news broke that the title would receive an anime adaptation. A promo push was reportedly planned, yet the show never seemed to materialize.