Armed Girl’s Machiavellism (Busou Shoujo Machiavellism), one of the many anime of this Spring 2017 season, held a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017.
Armed Girl’s Machiavellism is a popular manga serialized in the monthly magazine Shonen Ace. One day, a freedom-loving high school boy named Fudo Nomura transfers to Aichi Symbiosis Academy. However, the school is subject to an unrelenting domination of the male students by the powerful female students who are armed in the name of self-defense. The Tenka Goken members are the best sword fighters of the school. Nomura is in for a ride…
Present at the stage event were Tasuku Hatanaka (as Fudo Nomura), Yuki Takada (as Rin Onigawara), Rina Hidaka (as Warabi Hanasaka) and Natsumi Hioka (as Tsukuyo Inaba).
Hatanaka was very nervous because this was his first production with mostly female co-stars! Rumor has it that he was equally nervous during the recording.
Look forward to a lot of action!
During the game segment, Hatanaka challenged the girls to hit him with a sword; he had to catch it with his hands before it hit him on the head. Of course, they used a safe vinyl sword. But since Hatanaka seemed like he wanted to be hit, everybody had a great time laughing at his futile attempts. In the end, he was hit by all three and lost (or did he?). As a punishment he had to announce the anime news pretending to be a woman. Surprisingly, he did it really well and made the audience laugh.
They then introduced the upcoming web radio show! On the screen was a picture of him wearing sunglasses and a cardigan over his shoulders (which is the standard image of a producer in Japan) and the audience started to get loud. Even his colleagues started booing with them. He said that if the audience wanted to know why Hatanaka was laughing on the screen, they should listen to their web radio show.
It was evident that the cast were good friends. They said that they all gained valuable experienec thanks to the anime and that the fans could look forward to great action scenes.
TV Anime ‘Armed Girl’s Machiavellism’
Anime Info: http://manga.tokyo/anime_info/armed-girls-machiavellism/
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