Five Light Novel Series Get Anime Adaptations

The official Twitter account for the Comic Alive editorial team announced that anime adaptations for five of the MG Bunko J light novel titles have been green-lit. These titles are Magical Warfare, Dragonar Academy, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance, Madan no O to Vanadis and No Game, No Life. The announcement was first made at Media Factory’s Summer School Festival 2013 event.

Magical Warfare is a magic action story about Takeshi Nanase, ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past, who stumbles across a girl named Mui Aiba. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician and she apologies because she’s turned him into one too. Takeshi soon releases that there are actually two worlds – the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.


Dragonar Academy follows Ash Blake, a first-year student at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy, who is known by his classmates as the “number one problem child.” Ash has an unusually large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, but his dragon has yet to appear. When it does appear, Ash’s dragon is unlike any dragon seen before – it’s in the form of a young girl – and also has a lot of attitude as she informs Ash that she is the master, and he’s the servant.


Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (Spirit Elementalist’s Blade Dance) is set in a world where the daughters of nobility are sent to Areishia Spirit Academy to learn how to become spirit elementalists, and make contracts with spirits. However, a boy named Kamito happens to be peeping on a student named Claire, and accidentally makes a contract with a spirit instead of her. Kamito is now something that was thought impossible – a male spirit elementalist.


Madan no O to Vanadis centres around a boy called Tinguru, a minor noble in the kingdom of Buryunu, who encounters one of the seven ruling Vanadis on the battlefield. The Vanadis are powerful female warriors who wield weapons given to them by dragons. Tinguru is faced by the silver-haired, red-eyed “silver fraulein” Eren; she defeats him, but instead of killing him she takes him as her prisoner.


No Game, No Life follows Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. They consider the real world as just another “crappy game.” However, they are summoned by a boy named God to an alternate world – one where “everything is decided by games”, even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races, and it’s up to Sora and Shiro to save humanity in this alternative universe.

Unbreakable Machine-Doll Anime Green-lit

Media Factory has announced that an anime adaptation of Reiji Kaitou light novel series has been green-lit. The story follows a boy puppeteer named Raishin Akabane, who travels from Japan to England with his female automaton Yaya to study at the highest institution for Machinart (the craft of making automatons with a combination of magic and technology for military purposes). At the Academy, there is a combat tournament exclusive to the top 100 students, and their automata, to decide who shall be known as the greatest puppeteer; Raishin is determined to be the best and seek his revenge on the one he hates, with the help of Yaya, the Unbreakable Machine Doll.

Kaitou launched the manga series with illustrations by LLO (Oreshura) back in 2009; the ninth volume was released last September with the tenth coming out on 25 January.

Medaka Box Abnormal Extended Series Two Promo

Media Factory has begun streaming an extended promo for the second series of Medaka Box Abnormal. Based on the Medaka Box manga by NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki, the anime’s second series will be out on 10 October.

Sentai Filmworks recently announced that Medaka Box Abnormal will soon be available through selected digital outlets, including The Anime Network,  with a DVD release to follow in 2013.

Video: New “Haganai” Series Two Promo

Media Factory has released a promotional video for the second series of Haganai. This promo was originally shown at the Bunko J 10th anniversary event on July 29 and, more recently, TBS Anime Festa 2012 yesterday. The second series will premiere in January 2013 on the American TBS and Japanese BS-TBS television channels.

The original series of Haganai follows Kodaka Hasegawa, who transfers to St. Chronica’s Academy, a catholic school. He doesn’t make many friends because his naturally-blond hair and fierce-looking eyes intimidate the other students. Kodaka accidentally comes across the equally solitary and very abrasive Yozora Mikazuki, who talks to her imaginary friend Tomo. They realise that neither of them have a social life and so create the Neighbour’s Club, to make friends and improve their social skills.