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Magical Girl Raising Project Restart Gets Anime

Magical Girl Raising Project Restart Gets AnimeMagical Girl Raising Project Restart, a series of novels in the Magical Girl Raising Project light novel series by Asari Endou, is getting the anime treatment.

That’s the word from a franchise event on Sunday. Meanwhile, on Twitter, Magical Girl Raising Project anime director Hiroyuki Hashimoto reported he would be serving as director for Magical Girl Raising Project Restart.

The Restart arc is covered by the second and third volumes of the novels, which are being published in English by Yen Press. The first anime series, which covered volume one, aired back in 2016.

Here’s how Yen Press describes volume 2 (aka the first volume of the Restart arc):

The hit social network game “The Magical Girl Raising Project” selects one out of every tens of thousands of players to become a real life magical girl. The lucky chosen girls gain magic powers as well as incredibly good fortune, and spend their days blissfully. But one day, an absolute announcement declares that the number of magical girls has risen too high and must be cut down to half. Sixteen young maidens are thrust into a merciless, deadly contest to survive…but how many will come out the other side?

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.