Very recently, at the end of November, a website was launched aiming to announce an anime adaptation project of Magilumiere Magical Girls Inc., written by Sekka Iwata and illustrated by Yû Aoki, and its imminent release during 2024. In addition, as if that were not enough, the page was updated with a promotional image featuring the two main characters:
This anime is directed by Masahiro Hiraoka (CG director of One Punch Man), for J.C. Staff and MOE studios. Alongside him, Hidehiro Asama is in charge of character design, while Shingo Nagai (Girly Air Force) is handling the script, and Makoto Miyazaki (Zom 100: The Bucket List of the Dead) composes the music.
The two main voice actresses have also been announced, accompanied by the designs of the characters they portray:
Fairouz Ai as Kana Sakuragi
Yumiri Hanamori as Hitomi Koshigaya
Magilumiere Magical Girls Inc. was first published by Sekka Iwata and Yū Aoki in October 2021, through the Shônen Jump+ service, where it continues to be active to this day. Shueisha has already published a total of 9 compiled volumes of the work in Japan.
The Story Behind Magilumiere Magical Girls Inc.
This exciting story unfolds in a world where being a ‘magical girl’ is a popular profession, involving the elimination of mysterious creatures called Kaii. We are introduced to Kana Sakuragi, a recent university graduate struggling to enter the job market, having so far attended over 15 unsuccessful job interviews. At one point, precisely during another job interview, using her excellent memory, Kana helps magical girl Koshigaya exterminate a Kaii during an emergency. Happy to have finally been useful, Kana Sakuragi becomes the second magical girl in Magilumiere, the new magical girl company that Koshigaya belongs to, along with Kouji Shigemoto, the middle-aged company president who, for some strange reason, dresses like a magical girl, Kaede Midorikawa, who deals with clients, and a magical engineer named Kazuo Nikoyama.
This project represents a new interpretation of the popular magical girl genre, offering a mix of action, drama, and comedy, while exploring themes of self-discovery, responsibility, and the dynamics of working in an unusual environment. Anticipation around its release has grown, with fans eager to see how this story comes to life on screen.
What do you think of these brave girls? If you are a girl, or if you were, would you join this daring profession that would lead you to constantly fight against the dangerous Kaii, risking your life to protect others?
Go on, test your morals, and respond in the comments, we’ll read them! 😉