The winter 2019 anime season Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka is getting its home video release handle by Kadokawa and they’ve set a slightly shorter schedule for it. The twelve episode series is getting a four-volume release that was set to begin on March 27th, 2019 but ended up with all volumes delayed a month, now starting on April 24th, 2019. We now have the cover artwork for it as well as the packaging spread which looks pretty distinctive! The DVDs are priced at 8,000 yen each while the Blu-ray’s are priced at 9,000 yen. Check the full schedule below!
The series was directed by Hideyo Yamamoto based on the series composition by Norimitsu Kaiho. Yoko Suzuki handled the character designs with LIDEN FILMS producing the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Aya Suzuki as Asuka Otorii, Akira Sekine as Kurumi Mugen, Eriko Matsui as Mia Cyrus, Ayana Taketatsu as Chisato Yonamine, Chinami Hashimoto as Sayako Hata, Rie Takahashi as Nozomi Makino, M.A.O as Tamara Volkova, Yōko Hikasa as Rau Peipei, Kenji Nomura as Yoshiaki Iizuka, and Kokoro Kikuchi as Sacchū.
The series began its serialization in Big Gangan in the summer of 2015. Seven Seas has been releasing the series in English since November 28, 2017.
Plot concept: Legends, myths, magic… Humanity has finally had a chance encounter with a world that had been all but forgotten among all its scientific developments. However, this reunion is not a happy one. Monsters invading from the world of the dead render modern weapons useless, leaving the fate of humanity uncertain. But with help from the Otherworld Trade Agreement, mankind gains a possible means of returning from the brink of death in the form of magical girls. These girls, who have obtained immense magical powers, finally lead humanity to victory despite the many physical and emotional wounds it causes them. However, even this victory proves to be no more than the beginning of a new battle. With the rise of international crime, indiscriminate terrorism, civil war, and public unrest, the work of the magical girls is never done…
|1||03/27/19 -> 04/24/19||Booklet, Soundtrack CD 1, Clean Opening|
|2||04/24/19 -> 05/24/19||Booklet, Soundtrack CD 2, Clean Closing|
|3||05/24/19 -> 06/26/19||Booklet, Radio CD 1, Promos, Commercials|
|4||06/26/19 -> 07/24/19||Booklet, Radio CD 2, Live Photo Gift Benefits|
[Source: Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka]