Mysteria Friends Anime VisualIt’s time for a new semester to fall upon the Rage of Bahamut world.

Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they licensed the Mysteria Friends (Manaria Friends) anime series for all regions outside of Asia. The series will launch on select digital outlets starting in January 2019.

Sentai describes the title as:

Mysteria Friends spotlights fan favorite characters, Anne, the runaway royal, and Grea, the dragon-born girl, voiced by Yoko Hikasa (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and GATE) and Ayaka Fukuhara (Trinity Seven and Battle Girl High School).

Hideki Okamoto (Battle Girls – Time Paradox, D.C. II: Da Capo II) will helm the project at Cygames Pictures, with Megumi Ishihara (Fate/stay night, Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku) providing character designs. Satoko Sekine is in charge of series composition. Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Art Director: Kenichi Kurata
  • Chief Animation Director: Megumi Ishihara

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • William: Yūma Uchida
  • Heinlein: Chiharu Sawashiro
  • Grea: Ayaka Fukuhara
  • Anne: Yōko Hikasa
  • Miranda: Kikuko Inoue
  • Roux: Kimiko Koyama
  • Hanna: Nana Mizuki
  • Owen: Wataru Hatano
  • Jill: Hiroshi Naka

Mysteria Friends is based on the Rage of Bahamut smartphone game. The series was originally planned for a Spring 2016 premiere. Due to undisclosed circumstances, though, the series was indefinitely delayed. The show’s staff was de-listed, and a previously planned screening event on March 20, 2016 was officially cancelled.

Source: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release)