Another announcement is in the bag for Sentai Filmworks with the addition of Fantasista Doll. The 12-episode series is set to arrive digitally through select outlets soon, with a home video release to follow in 2014.
Fantasista Doll is directed by Hisashi Saito (Heaven's Lost Property), with character designs by Hiromi Kato (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East), sound direction by Yota Tsuruoka (Clannad), and music by Yasuharu Takanashi (Hell Girl).
The synopsis from Sentai's press release:
No one ever knows what life has waiting in the cards for them, but for Uzume Uno, the surprises aren’t just in the cards but also in what comes out of them! Through a strange quirk of fate, this typical junior high school student finds herself in possession of a mysterious deck of cards from which five magical girls known as the Fantasista Dolls materialize! By playing the cards in different combinations, Uzume can equip the “Sistas” with an amazing variety of costumes and weapons. Which is going to come in extremely handy, as a new danger that only the Dolls can stop is coming to threaten the Earth! Will Uzume be able to deal with both the Dolls odd demands AND the fate of mankind resting on her shoulders? Or are the odds hopelessly stacked against her? With the future of everyone she knows and loves riding on her, Uzume’s going to have to learn how to play the hand she’s been dealt pretty quickly, because while she may know when to hold them, folding them isn’t going to be an option with the world at stake in FANTASISTA DOLL!