16 Witches In Merciless Survival Race Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku(Magical Girl Raising Project) Anime Adaptation Confirmed.
In charge of producing the anime adaptation are director Hashimoto Hiroyuki (Is the Order a Rabbit?), series organizer & scriptwriter:Yoshioka Takawo (Your Lie in April), and animation producer Lerche (School-Live!).
From Endo Asari, two-time winner of the “This Light Novel Is Amazing” Kuriama Chiaki Award, and illustrator Maruino, the light novel Magical Girl Raising Project is set to become an anime!
Magical Girl Raising Project revolves around a video game which can transform players into young witches, complete with real magical powers. Although only one out of every several thousand players is actually turned into a witch, one day an official announcement is released saying that too many witches have been created and the numbers need to be halved. Sixteen young witches must compete in a fierce and merciless battle race for survival.
Of Is the Order a Rabbit? fame, Hashimoto Hiroyuki is set to direct the anime. He is joined series organizer Yoshioka Tawako, of Your Lie in April. The animation creation has been put in charge of studio Larche, well known for previous projects such as School-Live!, Assassination Classroom, and Danganronpa. The news of Magical Girl Raising Project’s anime adaptation was accompanied by official comments from creator Endo Asari, original illustrator Maruino, director Hashimoto Hiroyuki, and series organizer and scriptwriter Yoshioka Tawako.
Along with the announcement of the upcoming anime, teaser visuals and a teaser trailer have been unveiled!
Staff Comments Are In!
Endo Asari (Series Creator)
Magical Girl Raising Project is getting made into an anime because of the tremendous fan support and energy that we have received.
Everyone on the staff is fully devoted to the project, and with all the enthusiasm coming together over many meetings we are putting together a great piece of work.
Newcomers to the series, I hope you are looking forward to seeing these young witches on your TV screens!
Maruino (Original Illustrator)
I have been waiting for this forever. I am elated both as the person in charge of illustration and as a fan. Huge thanks to everyone involved in this project.
Hashimoto Hiroyuki (Director)
I never thought I would get to direct a magical girl project, so when I got asked to do it I was very surprised. I want to make Mr. Endo and Mr. Maruino’s creation come to life onscreen as quickly as possible, but at the same time I realize that it is a long-running series, and we have to consider the feelings of the fans when we make the anime adaptation. I think we’re all going to enjoy working hard on this project, and we’re looking forward to your support. “You’re magical!”
Yoshioka Takawo (Series Organizer & Script)
Taking an entire novel and reconstructing it into a TV series is a rather luxurious job, I keep thinking. But we’re going through it line by line, and getting supervision from the creator to make sure that we capture every single event or phenomenon. I think we can do this.
Bringing a series like this into animated form means that you can see things and characters from a new point of view, and adds a whole new element of interest. We will be doing our utmost to deliver this to the fans.
Magical Girl Raising Project TV Anime Outline
Project green-lit for broadcast in 2016!
Creator: Endo Asari (Takarajimasha Inc./ Magical Girl Raising Project Series – Winner of the “This Light Novel Is Amazing!” Award)
Original Illustrator : Maruino
Director: Hashimoto Hiroyuki (Is the Order a Rabbit? Series)
Series Organizer & Script: Yoshioka Takawo (Your Lie in April)
Animation Production: Lerche (School-Live!)
© 2016 Endo Asari (Takarajimasha Inc.)/Mahoiku