Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will stream Magical Spec-Ops Asuka as part of their Winter 2019 simulcast lineup. The series will launch on the company’s FunimationNow digital platform.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka will hit Japanese TV on January 11. Crunchyroll will also stream the series as part of their simulcast lineup.
Hideyo Yamamoto (The Prince of Tennis II, Strike The Blood) will direct the project at Liden Films, with Yoko Suzuki (Puzzle & Dragons X) providing character designs. The team of Makoto Fukami (Berserk 2016, Yuruyuri San Hai!) and Norimitsu Kaihō (School-Live!, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation) is in charge of series composition.
R.O.N. is scoring the show’s soundtrack.
The series will star the following:
- Asuka Ōtorii: Aya Suzaki
- Kurumi Mugen: Akira Sekine
- Mia Cyrus: Eriko Matsui
- Chisato Yonemine: Ayana Taketatsu
- Nozomi Makino: Rie Takahashi
- Sayako Hata: Chinami Hashimoto
Crunchyroll describes the show as:
Legends, myths, magic… Humanity has finally had a chance encounter with a world that had been all but forgotten among all its scientific developments. However, this reunion is not a happy one. Monsters invading from the world of the dead render modern weapons useless, leaving the fate of humanity uncertain. But with help from the Otherworld Trade Agreement, mankind gains a possible means of returning from the brink of death in the form of magical girls. These girls, who have obtained immense magical powers, finally lead humanity to victory despite the many physical and emotional wounds it causes them. However, even this victory proves to be no more than the beginning of a new battle. With the rise of international crime, indiscriminate terrorism, civil war, and public unrest, the work of the magical girls is never done…
Source: Twitter (Funimation)