The official website for the delayed Manaria Friends television anime, which was formerly known as Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, began streaming the show’s second full promotional video on Sunday.
Happinet is also streaming a commercial for the anime’s Blu-ray Disc release. The website and the YouTubevideo both list the anime with 10 episodes. Both Blu-ray Disc releases will also include an “extra part” for each of the 10 episodes.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX from 24:30 to 24:45 on Sunday, January 20 (effectively Monday at 12:30-12:45 a.m.). The anime will also air on BS11, AT-X, and J:COM TV, and will stream in Japan on d Anime Store and other streaming services. Sentai Filmworks will stream the series under the title Mysteria Friendsas it airs.
The show stars:
- Yōko Hikasa as Anne
- Ayaka Fukuhara as Grea
- Nana Mizuki as Hanna
- Wataru Hatano as Owen
- Kimiko Koyama as Roux
- Kikuko Inoue as Miranda
- Hiroshi Naka as Jill
- Yūma Uchida as William
- Chiharu Sawashiro as Heinlein
- Lynn as Poppy
Hideki Okamoto (D.C. II: Da Capo II, Battle Girls – Time Paradox) is replacing Takafumi Hoshikawa as director, and Cygames Pictures is replacing Studio Hibari to animate the series. Satoko Sekine (Is This a Zombie? of the Dead, Tayutama – Kiss on My Deity) is replacing Hoshikawa for series composition. Minami Yoshida (chief animation director for Terraformars Revenge, Love Live! School idol project) is replacing Megumi Ishihara to design the characters. Takashi Watanabe (live-action Teiichi no Kuni, Nigakute Amai films) is composing the music.
The anime will tell an original story and center on the characters Anne and Grea from the “Manaria Mahō Gakuin” (Mysteria Academy in the English version) event in Cygames‘ Rage of Bahamut social game. In the game, Mysteria Academy is a prestigious magic school that teaches magic without discrimination to the three factions (men, gods, demons), who usually are engaged in battle with each other. The anime will be set in Mysteria Academy in the kingdom of Mysteria.
Source: Mysteria Friends anime’s website, Happinet’s YouTube channel