Kusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan, aka The Instructor of Aerial Combat Wizard Candidates, has had its official site update with a bit of new information as we now know when the show is going to premiere. We learned about the series back in the summer of 2014 and it’s had a decent series of reveals along the way. The show is now set to premiere on July 8th, 2015 on TOKYO MX and other networks and then spreading to other regions over the next couple of days.
The series is being directed by Takayuki Inagaki based on scripts by Hiroshi Yamaguchi at Diomedia. The site talked before a good bit about the launch of the drama CD and events coming up, which lists the cast for that as:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kanata Age
Nozomi Yamamoto as Misora Whitale
Nao Toyama as Lecty Eisenach
Risa Taneda as Julie Frostor
Yuki Yamada as Chloe Zeveni
Tetsuya Kakihara as Lloyd Allwin
Saeko Zogo as Flonne Flamel
It doesn’t indicate if we’ll see the same cast for the anime adaptation, but it’s pretty likely.
The title comes from Yu Moroboshi with artwork by Mikihiro Amami that began in 2013 and had its fifth installment due out at the end of November last year. Not surprisingly, a manga adaptation kicked off as well last summer in Monthly Comic Alive with Arisu Shidou handling that adaptation.
Plot concept: The story is set in a world where humanity, driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects, now live in aerial floating cities. Thus wizards – aerial combat mages who fight the insects with magical powers – came into being.
Kanata Age is a young man who lives on the floating wizard academy city of “Misutogan.” He was once celebrated as the “Black Master Swordsman,” the elite ace of the S128 special team. However, he is now despised as the “traitor of the special team.” One day, he is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team that has suffered 10 consecutive defeats. E601 has three girls – Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel – with one or two peculiar quirks.