The official website for the television anime of Asari Endō‘s Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project) “survival action” light novel series began streaming the show’s first “introduction promo video” on Thursday. The video previews the main cast, and also reveals three additional cast members.
(Note: The below video can’t be viewed in the U.S., Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia.)
The new cast members include:
Ayane Sakura as La Pucell
Yumi Uchiyama as Top Speed
Kurumi Mamiya as Fav (the show’s mascot character)
The cast joins previously revealed cast members:
Nao Tōyama as the protagonist Snow White
Manami Numakura as Ripple
The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on October 1 at 24:00 (effectively, October 2 at midnight), before also running on Tokyo MX, BS11, and the GyaO! streaming service in Japan.
Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Is the order a rabbit?) is directing the anime at Lerche, with Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied, High School DxD, Your Lie in April) supervising and writing the scripts. Yukiko Aikei (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Accel World, Your Lie in April) is designing the characters for animation.
Endō’s novels are set in a world where a social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a “magical girl” — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more “magical candy” than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the second embedded video.