The upcoming issue of the Monthly Shounen Sirius magazine has announced that an anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe’s manga Majimoji Rurumo is currently in production. The anime adaptation will be produced by studio J.C. Staff and will air this July.
The series will be produced by J.C. Staff (Little Busters!, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo) with Chikara Sakurai (Little Busters!) directing the series. The script will be written by Mariko Kunisawa (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Shinryaku! Ika Musume), the characters will be designed by Kazunori Iwakura (Little Busters! ~Refrain~) and Satoshi Motoyama (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Oreimo) acting as sound director.
The Majimoji Rurumo manga from Wataru Watanabe began in 2007. The series is published in Kodansha’s Monthly Shounen Sirius magazine. To date there are 7 volumes in the original Majimoji Rurumo manga that ended in 2011. Since then Watanabe produced two additional manga series, Magimoji Rurumo: Makai-hen – that ran through 2011-2013 for 4 volumes, and the current series Magimoji Rurumo: Houkago no Mahō Chugakusei that debuted last June.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Shibaki is a high-school boy whose only interest is girls. Except he’s been branded as the most hentai boy at school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library about how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be the real thing. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant him a wish. Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take his soul. (This part of this story happened before the start of chapter1) When the story starts, Shibaki wishes he could see Rurumo again. His wishes is granted immediately as Rurumo falls from the sky and crash lands in front of him. He finds out that as punishment for not taking his soul she’s been busted down to an apprentice demon. Now, she must complete the task of getting Shibaki to use up 666 magic tickets that grant wishes before she can become a witch again. However, what she doesn’t know is that each time he uses a ticket it shortens his life. When the last ticket is used up, Shibaki will die. Shibaki knows this because Rurumo’s familiar black cat Chiro tell him as part of the “contract” for giving him the tickets. Now, Shibaki has a choice, make a wish and help Rurumo become a witch again or resist the temptation and try to save his own life.
The anime adaptation of Majimoji Rurumo will air in the Summer 2014 anime season. The series, produced by J.C. Staff, will be an adaptation of the first manga series.
There is currently a website for the anime, but it is not yet live: http://anime-rurumo.com/
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