It was announced on July 21 that a TV anime adaptation of Makoto Fukami (story) and Seigo Tokiya (art)’s Mahou Shojo Tokushusen Asuka/Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is set to premiere in January 2019. Its official website opens with a teaser visual and a three-minute first PV introducing its main staff and the protagonist Asuka Ohtori’s voice cast, Aya Suzaki (Tamako Kitashirakawa in Tamako Market, Minami Nitta in The [email protected] Cinderella Girls).
The military action manga featuring magical girls has been serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan since February 2015 and its next eighth tankobon volume is set to be released in Japan on July 25. The anime official website describes the story as: “Once there were Girls called the ‘Magical Five,’ saviours of the Mankind. Three years later, Disas restarts the invasion and Asuka:Rapture, one of the Magical Five, stands up once again to save the World.”
— 「魔法少女特殊戦あすか」公式 (@MGSO_asuka) 2018年7月20日
1st PV with the introduction by 29-year-old Japanese adult video actress Kirara Asuka, whose last name is
same as the title character’s first name.
- 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 manga’s 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
© 2018 Makoto Fukami, Seigo Tokiya/SQUARE ENIX, “Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka” Production Committee
© 2015 Makoto Fukami, Seigo Tokiya/SQUARE ENIX