The spring 2015 series Mikagura School Suite has had its first eight episodes out, which FUNimation is simulcasting, and now Media Factory is setting up some promotion for the ninth episode that lands on June 2nd, 2015. That promo clocks in at an extended 49 seconds, which is a lot more than usual but also less than we’ve gotten with several of them recently, which is interesting to watch as the lengths change. This lets fans get an expanded look at what’s to come for the show.
Created by Last Note, he’s a composer that has worked on a number of Vocaloid songs and ended up creating this series based on them, which has also seen a manga adaptation by Sayuki. Five volumes are out of the light novel series while three volumes of the manga have been released so far.
The cast includes Juri Kimura as Eruna Ichinomiya, Saori Onishi as Seisa Mikagura, Ari Ozawa as Otone Fujishiro, Ayaka Suwa as Himi Yasaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shigure Ninomiya, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Bimii, Natsuki Hanae as Yūto Akama, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kyoma Kuzuryu, Makoto Furukawa as Sadamatsu Minatogawa, Ai Kakuma as Asuhi Imizu, Reina Ueda as Meika Katai, Ai Kayano as Kurumi Narumi and Asuka Nishi as Yuriko.
The anime adaptation is directed by Tarou Iwasaki and it was animated at Dogakobo. Masahiro Yokotani wrote the scripts and served as supervisor while Mamani Amazaki performed double duty as character designer and chief animation director.
Plot concept: The story of the original light novels and manga revolves around high school girl Eruna Ichinomiya, who enters the Mikagura Academy dreaming of a boarding school life filled with beauty. However, Eruna finds out that in the culture clubs, there is a rule that battles that are fought with special powers decide a club representative’s treatment. Through various circumstances, Eruna becomes a representative of a club, and is thrown into the fray.