Sentai Filmworks has a new license release coming up on November 15th, 2016 with the debut of Aoharu x Machinegun. The thirteen episode series is getting separate DVD and Blu-ray releases and now the finalized cover artwork for both formats has arrived. The show is also getting a dub with it and the packaging confirms that Christopher Ayers will be handling the ADR direction for it. Check out the finalized packaging and silkscreening below and what a difference it is from the placeholder image they put out back in July.
The series was directed by Hideaki Nakano based on the scripts by Kenji Konuta. Character designs were done by Junko Yamanaka, who also served as chief animation director. The animation was produced at Brains Base.
The cast includes Mikako Komatsu as Hotaru Tachibana, Tomoaki Maeno as Masamune Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tohru Yukimura, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Nagamasa Midori, Eri Kitamura as Ichi Akabane, Ryohei Kimura as Takatora Fujimoto and Yui Horie as Kanae Yajima.
The property is NAOE’s first work, which started off as a one-shot that appeared in Gangan Online back in the summer of 2011 and then spent some time being reworked into an ongoing series, which kicked off in the summer of 2012 in GFantasy magazine.
Plot concept: When Hotaru Tachibana storms into a host club to avenge the honor of a wronged female student, the last thing Hotaru expects is to duel the club’s most popular host with airsoft guns instead of fists. When Masamune Matsuoka’s experience wins out over Tachibana’s brawn, he realizes that he can use his victory (and the large bill for damaging the club) to make Tachibana join his struggling Survival Gaming team. However, what ladies’ man Masamune totally misses is that his unwilling new guy… isn’t a guy at all! Under the boy’s clothing and strong need to defend justice, Tachibana is all-girl, but, for a number of complicated reasons, she absolutely CAN’T expose that fact to Masamune or his teammate, the erotic manga artist Toru Yukimura. Blood will boil both on and off the airsoft arena, but it’s not over until the last round is shot in AOHARU X MACHINEGUN!