The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the Junketsu no Maria/Maria the Virgin Witch manga by Masayuki Ishikawa (Moyashimon) today adds anime visuals for the five main characters: Maria, Artemis, Priapos, Ezekiel, and Joseph. The anime version characters are designed by Yuriko Chiba (To Heart, Planetes, Sacred Seven).
The manga was serialized in Kodansha's Good Afternoon! from 2008 to 2013, then compiled in three tankobon volumes. Ishikawa has also been working on its sequel Junketsu no Maria exhibition on the same magazine's 45th issue published in July of this year. The TV anime adaptation is directed by Goro Taniguchi, who is especially known for his directorial works for Sunrise, such as Infinite Ryvius (1999), s-CRY-ed (2001), Planetes (2003), and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006). Production I.C (Ghost in the Shell, Kuroko's Basketball) produces it for a January 2015 premiere.
Maria (CV: Hisako Kanemoto)
Artemis (Yoko Hikasa)
Priapos (Mikako Komatsu)
Ezekiel (Kana Hanazawa)
Joseph (Kensho Ono)
Manga tankobon 1st volume & anime key visual
© Masayuki Ishikawa, Kodansah/"Junketsu no Maria" Production Committee