Saturday, June 06, 2015

SHAFT, Kantoku, KitaEri & Mimorin's Magical Girls Anime Coming to Singapore (UPDATED)


Madoka Magica's anime studio SHAFT and HenNeko illustrator Kantoku's MAGICAL SUITE PRISM NANA, will be coming to Singapore! We had previously reported on this mysterious project with Eri Kitamura, Suzuko Mimori and Asami Imai involved. Now, new details have emerged regarding the merchandise on sale and activities that will be taking place at booth M01 at CharaExpo.

Don't forget to check out Booth M01 at CharaExpo!

Eri Kitamura voices Splash Nana
Mimori Suzuko voices Heat Nana
Asami Imai voices Earth Nana

What's Magical Suite Prism Nana? It's actually a series of magical-themed pachislots (Japanese slot machines) released by Daxel and a series of promotional videos were produced by SHAFT with character designs by Kantoku. The story revolves around three adolescent girls who transform into the elemental 'Nanas' and fight against monsters.
Its sypnosis reads:
In a future not too distant from ours, "Nanagō City" is a beautiful city in Japan surrounded by mountains and ocean-sides. The sensitive, adolescent girls who live there are each opening up doors to their own, unique possibilities. No one wants to forget the path they take to adulthood.

Trailer for Magical Suite Prism Nana:

A full anime series and even a theatrical film have been rumoured but neither have surfaced. However, the project is still in development as evident from its active participation at every Comiket.

Prism Nana promotional DVD and pamphlet
Nendoroids of the characters have even been made
Rubber straps

For starters, limited edition goods from Comiket (C82-C87) will be on display at the booth, along with signed life-sized panels by the seiyuus. 3 new illustrations, along with 8 promotional pilot anime shorts (1 remix) of the magical girl project will be showcased at the convention.

Prism Nana's CharaExpo booth impression

Life-sized Nanas!
Some merchandise on sale at previous Comikets
Rubber strap collection on sale at the previous Comiket

Staff dressed as Nanas (the magical girls) will also be distributing B5-sized flyers which you can sell on eBay later so don't forget to drop by the booth and pick a few up!

Staff dressed as Nana will be handing out flyers!
Nana cosplayers at Comiket
Prism Nana booth at a previous Comiket
Previous Prism Nana event's staff

The Prism Nana Project has communicated via Twitter that they will not be selling any goods at the event. However, there will still be an exhibition of previous Comiket goods and staff dressed as Nana will also be distributing free original uchiwas (traditional Japanese fans) and flyers at the event!

In addition, exclusive Comiket goods such as posters, rubber straps and clear files will also be on sale exhibited at the event. If you're an ardent fan of the PRISM NANA PROJECT or just mahou shoujos (magical girls) in general, you may want to pick up take a look at the Official Soundtrack Pop-up Box or the PRISM BOX, which contains all the promotional videos and the soundtrack too.

C83 poster
C87 poster
Official Soundtrack Pop-up Box
Clear files will also be on sale

We all know that the previous magical girl anime that SHAFT animated, featuring a God, a Devil, a well-endowed high school student, the daughter of a pastor and your typical high school girl, turned out to be a sell-out success. With this second magical girls project featuring designs by the skilled and renowned Kantoku, along with A-list seiyuus lending their voices, what's not to like about this?

Madoka Magica was more than just cute magical girls
One of Kantoku's gorgeous illustrations from HenNeko

If it's just a pachislot project, I must say it's a really high-quality one. Until then, we can only look forward to the project's updates at every Comiket and wait for a major announcement!

Or you could buy your own pachislot off Yahoo Auctions Japan and have it shipped to you

Check out all 7 promotional videos below! They're only about 30 seconds long each.

Are you excited for MAGICAL SUITE PRISM NANA coming to Singapore?