An announcement has come for the upcoming television anime adaptation of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! A new official promotional video for the series has been released, revealing the opening theme song for the first half of the series. The new opening theme for the adaptation of Wakame Konbu’s manga is titled “Fightin★Pose,” and is performed by Yui Ogura.
The anime is set to release in Japan on August 1st at 2:00 am. It’s premiering as part of the “ANiMAZiNG!!!” programming block on the Japanese channels ABC TV and the TV Ashi’s 24-hour affiliate network. The anime is set to run for two “cours” or half of the year.
The first compiled manga volume will release in English-speaking territories on July 13th. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga after a temporary set back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The manga adaptation of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! has been published in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine, with Square Enix having published the sixth compiled volume for release in April 2020. The seventh volume will be released by Square Enix on July 20th.
The manga publisher describes the story as follows:
The Great Jahy, the Dark Realm’s second-in-command, cuts a frightening figure, feared and revered by all. But when a run-in with a magical girl results in the destruction of the precious mana crystal, the Dark Realm falls, transporting the newly tiny and powerless Jahy to the human world! Unfortunately, plotting the revival of the Dark Realm from a cramped, crumbling one-room apartment is no easy feat when you have rent to pay and a job to keep!
The cast of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! is listed as follows:
- Naomi Ōzora as Jahy
- Ai Kayano as Store Manager
- Yōko Hikasa as Oya
- Kana Hanazawa as Druj
- Mikako Komatsu as Saurva
- Sumire Uesaka as Magical Girl
- Yui Ogura as Kokoro
Mirai Minato–director of series such as Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, and BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense–is directing the anime at SILVER LINK studio. Michiko Yokote is collaborating on the series as a scriptwriter. Yokote, who has previously worked on Shirobako, The Magnificent KOTOBUKI, and Children of the Whales, is in charge of the series’ scripts. Saori Nakashiki is leading the series’ character design and serving as the chief animation director. Nakashiki has worked on Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 as the animation director. Finally, Kōji Fujimoto of sus4 Inc. and Osamu Sasaki are composing the music for the series.
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