Yen Press Licenses “Magical Girl Raising Project” Novels

Capping off their trio of Thanksgiving announcements, Yen Press revealed that they have picked up Asari Endō and Maruino’s 2012 Magical Girl Raising Project light novels, inspiration for this season’s Lerche anime series.  The dark series from Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko will be released in North America next summer. 

 

Crunchyroll describes the series for its anime adaptation

Magical Girl Raising Project is a popular social game that has an ability to grant players a 1 in 10,000 chance to become a real life Magical Girl with unique magical abilities to help people. However, at some point, Fav, the magical administrator fairy, decides to cut the population of Magical Girls in half. The game quickly changes into a twisted, wicked battlefield as the 16 magical girls get dragged into a battle for survival against each other.

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.