The anime adaptation of the completed manga series Magimoji Rurumo from Wataru Watanabe of Yowamushi Pedal fame has landed its a premiere date. The series is getting a standard staggered/regional roll out where it will premiere on July 9th on some of the bigger systems like TOKYO MX, AT-X, Sun TV and so forth and then it will begin its spread through other broadcasters and Nico Nico Douga beginning on July 11th through the 16th.
The series is bringing together a pretty fun group with Suzuko Mimor playing Rurumo, Makoto Takahashi as Kota Shibaki, Misato Fukuen as Chiro, Shizuka Ishigami as Sumiko Inoue and Yurika Endo as Tanako Kujirai. Series lead Mimori will be handling the opening theme for the series while yurika Endo will be doing the ending theme.
Originally running for seven volumes after starting in 2007 before completing in 2010 (which also gave rise to two more successive series from the same property), Magimoji Rurumo is slated to get a summer run in Japan this year. The series is set to be directed by Chikara Sakurai based on scripts by Mariko Kunisawa which will be animated by JC Staff. Character designs are set to be done by Kazuno Iwakura.
Plot concept: 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.