We learned back in January of this year that anime adaptation of the light novel series Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai is being produced by Silver Link for the animation. The project itself was originally announced in the spring of 2014 and has been light on information in general. Now the news has surfaced to comfirm that Tomoyuki Kawamura has boarded the project as the series director. Kawamura was involved with last years series Kamigami no Asobi and has done individual episode direction for Gundam Reconguista in G. Kawamura will be directing based ons cripts from Kento Shimoyama. No season has been set for the series yet nor any casting.
The series is based on the light novels from Touki Yanagimi. The series gets a translation of AntiMagic Academy “The 35th Test Platoon” and it’s been running since the spring of 2012 with nine volumes out so far. The novels have a pretty good artist on them as well with Kippu, whose been involved in the illustrations for the No-Rin series as well that got an adaptation previously. A manga adaptation began back in late 2012 as well which is fairly standard practice for a lot of light novels these days.
Check out the promo below for one of the novel releases.
Plot concept: The story is set in the world the people with magical powers on the edge of ruin. The top of the military power has moved from swords to magic, then to guns now. AntiMagic Academy was founded to train inquisitioners to crack down on the remaining threat of the magical powers. The protagonist Takeru Kusanagi is a student of the academy and belongs to the 35th test platoon, a scratch team of poor students. While having no talent for guns, he has studied to be an inquisitioner with his only merit, kenjyutsu (swordsmanship). One day, Ouka Outori, a super elite student who has the license to witch-hunt, joins his platoon. She is nicknamed as “Calamity,” since she actually shot a criminal to death in the past. As the leader of the platoon, Takeru starts working with her on a mission to retrieve Magical Heritage.