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Winter 2019 Anime Index

Synopsis

Mysteria Academy; a place where Humans, Gods, and Demons come to learn magic and test their skills in a battle. Two princesses, Anne and Grea, are enrolled as a student in the academy.

Comments

Videtra Reynaldi (The Indonesian Anime Times)

I have a confession to make: if it weren’t for Granblue Fantasy, I wouldn’t be watching this anime. Manaria Friends tells the story of Anne and Grea, two princesses with different personalities. Anne is portrayed as the cheerful one, while Grea tends to stay away from the crowd, possibly because of her dragon-like features.

One thing I didn’t expect from Manaria Friends is the format: it follows the short 15 minutes long episode instead of full 25 minutes like most TV anime. Manaria Friends also jumps straight to the cut without any proper character introductions, so it might be hard to follow if you haven’t played Rage of Bahamut or Granblue Fantasy beforehand.

The first episode of Manaria Friends is available for free on Cygames’ official Youtube channel (I hope they keep this up for the rest of the show with subtitles), and there’s also an “extra episode” available via Rage of Bahamut/Granblue Fantasy in-game.

Facts and Figures

Alternate Title Mysteria Friends
Source Material Original title based on a popular mobile game Rage of Bahamut in-game event
Casts Ayaka Fukuhara as Grea
Yoko Hikasa as Anne
Chiharu Sawashiro as Heinlein
Kikuko Inoue as Miranda
Kimiko Koyama as Roux
Nana Mizuki as Hanna
Wataru Hatano as Owen
Yuma Uchida as William
Director Hideki Okamoto (Konohana Kitan)
Character Design Megumi Ishihara (Fate/stay night)
Opening Theme
Ending Theme
Studio CygamesPictures
Official Website https://manaria.jp/
Twitter https://twitter.com/manaria_friends
Broadcast Date 20 January 2019 (15:30 GMT/22:30 WIT)
21 January 2019 (00:30 JST)

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The Indonesian Anime Times

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