This magical group is getting bigger by the day!
Earlier today, the official Magical Girl Ore anime website updated with six new cast members. The following actors will join the show, though their roles haven’t been revealed as of press time:
- Akira Ishida
- Hiro Yuuki
- Kouichi Yamadera
- Megumi Ogata
- Tetsuya Iwanaga
- Tomokazu Seki
Magical Girl Ore hits Japanese TV on April 2. Crunchyroll started streaming the first two episodes on March 26, and will conitnue to stream the show as part of their Spring 2018 simulcast lineup.
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
- Magical Girl Eternal Dangerous Pretty: Kishō Taniyama
- Magical Girl Everything Crazy Beauty: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
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.