The first promotional video of the Yuyushiki anime series has been released on its official website. Based on the four-panel manga by Komata Mikami, Yuyushiki follows the life of three school girls (Yuzuko, Yukari, and Yui), who are in a data processing club. The video introduces these characters. The anime will be released in April.
Yuzuko will be voiced by Rumi Ookubo (YuruYuri‘s Chinatsu), Yukari by Risa Taneda (From the New World‘s Saki) and Yui by Minami Tsuda (YuruYuri‘s Yui).
Kaori (.hack//Quantum) is directing the series at Kinema Citrus (Code:Breaker) animation studio. Natsuko Takahashi (Moyashimon, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is the main scriptwriter and Hisayuki Tabata (Accel World, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is designing the characters.
The official website for the Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic anime has uploaded the first TV advert for the series, which has been running on Japanese TV. The video showcases the three main characters: the treasure-seeking Ali Baba, the former slave girl Morgiana, and the protagonist Aladdin.
The series is based on the manga by Shinobu Ohtaka (Sumomomo Momomo), which re-imagined the classic tale of Arabian Nights. Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Welcome to the Space Show) will be directing the series at A-1 Pictures. Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) is doing the character design and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Guilty Crown, My-HiME) is handling the scripts for this high profile fantasy series.
Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic will premiere on 7 October and run every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on MBS and TBS in Japan.