The previously announced Reign of the Seven Spellblades anime is set to premiere this July, as announced yesterday with a key visual and trailer. The cast for the anime includes Shinsuke Sugawara as Guy Greenwood, Hitomi Oowada as Katie Aalto, Misuzu Yamada as Michela McFarlane, Yuka Nukui as Nanao Hibiya, Atsushi Tamaru as Oliver Horn and Ruhi Sugiyama as Pete Reston.
Studio J.C. Staff is animating the series, under the direction of Masato Matsune. Shogo Yasukawa is responsible for the series composition, Sodai Suwa for the character designs, Kujira Yumemi for music, Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director, and Yusuke Sakamoto is the photography director.
Reign of the Seven Spellblades anime is based on a light novel series of the same name by Bokuto Uno and illustrated by Ruria Miyuki. The novel has been published by ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint since September 2018. It then received a manga adaptation with art by Sakae Esuno. Kadokawa’s Monthly Shonen Ace has been serializing the manga since May 2019.
Yen Press has licensed the manga in English, describing the plot as:
Springtime at Kimberly Magic Academy brings a new batch of first-year students, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they begin their journey to become full-fledged mages. Among these newcomers are Oliver Horn, a studious boy equally skilled with the wand and the blade, and Nanao Hibiya, a strong-willed samurai girl from the distant nation of Yamatsu. The wheels of fate bring these two souls together at Kimberly, where they become both comrades and rivals in equal measure. However, lurking within the academy’s halls are countless dangers and dark secrets guaranteed to threaten not only their friendship-but their very lives…
Source: Official Website
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