Akira Sekine Joins TV Anime Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka as Kurumi Mugen

Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike The Blood) -directed TV anime is set to premiere in January 2019

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Makoto Fukami (story) and Seigo Tokiya (art)'s magical girl-featured military manga Mahou Shojo Tokushusen Asuka/Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka announced today that voice actress Akira Sekine (Princess in Princess Principal) is cast as Kurumi Mugen, the protagonist Asuka Ohtorii's best friend who deeply admires her.


Kurumi is one of the legendary Magical Five who won and survived through the Distonia War three years ago. Despite of her lovely looks, she is in charge of interrogation and torture. 



The protagonist Asuka Ohtorii is voiced by Aya Suzaki (Tamako Kitashirakawa in Tamako Market, Minami

Nitta in The [email protected] Cinderella Girls). After being injured psychologically during the war, she has lived

a quite life that is far from troubles. 


The Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike The Blood)-directed TV anime is set to premiere in January 2019.



Teaser visual



1st PV 


Main staff:

  • Director: Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike The Blood, Code: Realize − Guardian of Rebirth)
  • Series composition: Makoto Fukami (original manga story writer), Norimitsu Kaohou (School-Live!
  • Character design: Yoko Suzuki (BORUTO -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS chief animation director)
  • Music: R・O・N (Unlimited Fafnir, Aquarion Logos
  • Anime production: Liden Films (Phantom in the Twilight, HANEBADO!)



The military action manga featuring magical girls has been serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Big

Gangan since February 2015 and so far eight tankobon volumes havebeen released in Japan. Its

English edition has been published by Seven Seas Entertainment. The publisher introduces its story

as follows:


When the Earth is threatened by the sudden appearance of undead creatures, a group of young women

blessed with powers from a mysterious source rose to defeat them. Now, after three years of apparent

peace, the same malevolent creatures have resurfaced. Five magical girls are once again conscripted to

war as the Magical Girl Special Ops force, to defend mankind from an unholy nemesis.



Manga 1st and 8th tankobon volume covers



Source: TV anime "Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka" official website/Twitter


© 2018 Makoto Fukami, Seigo Tokiya/SQUARE ENIX, "Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka" Production Committee

© 2015 Makoto Fukami, Seigo Tokiya/SQUARE ENIX


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