After seeing the first trailer back in August, a new preview has arrived for the anime adaptation of Akihiro Ononaka’s Gushing Over Magical Girls manga. Now we’ve learned that the series will premiere in January 2024 thanks to a new trailer, and there’s also a new visual and more cast members to check out ahead of its debut.
New cast members include Aoi Koga as Kiwi Araga / Leopard, Shiori Sugiura as Korisu Morino / Nero Alice, Mayuko Kazama as Sayo Minakami / Magia Azul and Misaki Ikeda as Kaoruko Tenkawa / Magia Sulfur.
Misato Suzuki and Atsushi Otsuki are directing the Gushing Over Magical Girls anime, with Noboru Kimura on series composition and Yasuka Otaki handling character designs for the Asahi Production show. Satoshi Motoyama is on sound direction and Yasuhara Takanashi, Akinari Suzuki and Johannes Nilsson are on music, with Lantis responsible for music production.
J-Novel Club publishes the manga in English and sums up the story like so:
“Hi, I’m Hiiragi Utena. I’m a normal magical-girl-loving middle school girl—or at least I was, but then some talking mascot showed up out of the blue and cast a spell on me! Now’s my chance to join my beloved magical girls as…a villain? Hang on, something’s wrong with my outfit! This can’t be happening! Watch this shy magical-girl fan transform into a sadistic dominatrix! When good and evil collide, who will be the one to submit?!”