Announced as part of the AnimeJapan 2019 event through DMM Games, the Souko Musume Senki anime series is inching a little closer to reality. The series saw a January 6th, 2021 debut and now the first preview has landed for the sixth episode that’s due out on February 10th, 2021. Check it out below!
The show will stream on the Funimation service under the name LBX Girls with a same-day debut where it’ll stream through Funimation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in France, Russia, Germany, and Scandinavia.
The series will see Keitaro Motonaga directing it based on the scripts overseen by Yasuyuki Muto. Kumi Horii is on board for the character designs with Studio A-Cat handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Rikako Aida as Riko, Rie Murakawa as Yui, Saori Ōnishi as Kyōka, Ayaka Fukuhara as Miharu, and Saki Miyashita as Suzuno.
Series lead Rikako Aida is set to perform the opening theme song with “Dream Hopper” for it.
The series is based on the games of the same name that began in 2018 and is intended as a multimedia project with a manga out for it and kits coming as well.
In an unplanned field trip, Riko is transported to an alternate Japan where metal-based life forms known as Mimesis ravage the world. Only girls equipped with LBX armored weaponry can stand up to this scourge. Joined by four other displaced young women, Riko will have to adapt to save humanity. The hope of a planet now rests on these heavy metal soldiers who desire one wish—to return home again!
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