Fumiaki Usui (Love Live! episode director) makes his series directorial debut
It is confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of Azu's short gag manga Tejina Senpai (Magic trick senior) is now in the works for a 2019 premiere. The anime's official website and Twitter also open with a teaser visual featuring its main heroine Tejina Senpai, whose real name is unknown in the story.
The manga was first published in the 9th and 10th issues of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in 2015, then started its weekly serialization in the magazine's 13th issue of the following year. Due to the author's health condition, however, it has been posted biweekly since the 43rd issue of 2017. The manga's latest fifth tankobon volume is set to be released in Japan tomorrow, November 6.
The story begins when an unnamed first grade male student, who is later called "Jyosu" (assistant), finds the magic club when he is searching for a club that is suitable for him at high school. He meets
third grade student Tejina Senpai, who is the president and only member of the club. At the club that is
on the verge of termination, he is forced to serve as her assistant. She is cute, but has terrible stage
fright and always fails in her tricks.
Fumiaki Usui, who worked as episode director for Love Live! and assistant director for Boarding School Juliet,
makes his series directorial debut at Liden Films (LOST SONG, As Miss Beelzebub Likes), alongside series
composition writer Rintaro Ikeda (Love and Lies, Hanebado!) and character designer/chief animation director
Eriko Ito (Hamatora, Poco's Udon World).
Manga author's illustration message
この度『手品先輩』のアニメ化が決定しましたー！— アズ (@Azu401) 2018年11月4日
Manga tankobon 1st and fifth volume covers
Web PV to celebrate the 1st volume's reprints
©Azu, Kodansha/Tejina Senpai Production Committee