Fumiaki Usui (Love Live! episode director) serves as director at Liden Films
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Azu's short gag manga Tejina Senpai
(Magical Sempai) is today updated with a key visual and a 70-second first PV, and announced its
maにn voice cast including Kaede Hondo (Sakura Minamoto in Zombie Land Saga) as the protagonist
Tejina Senpai, who is a terribly awkward magician girl. . Meet after the jump! Tejina Senpai. The PV
also announces that the anime is set to premiere on Tokyo MX and other stations in Japan in July 2019.
Fumiaki Usui, who worked as an 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).
1st PV (Warning: this clip contains some panty shots)
Main voice cast:
- Senpai: Kaede Hondo (Sakura Minamoto in Zombie Land Saga)
- Jyoshu (Assistant): Aoi Ichikawa (Mitsuru in Darling in the Franxx)
- Saki: Eri Kitamura (Karen Araragi in Bakemonogatari)
- Madara: Rie Takahashi (Megumin in KonoSuba)
- Masashi: Daisuke Namikawa (Goemon Ishikawa in Lupin The Third)
- Onee-cahn Sensei: Himika Akaneya (Laala Manaka in PriPara)
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.
So far five volumes have been available in Japan.
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,
which 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.
Manga tankobon 1st and fifth volume covers
©Azu, Kodansha/Tejina Senpai Production Committee