The official website for the Mazica Party television anime announced on Monday that the anime is getting a compilation film that will open in Japan on December 3. The members of Skypeace, who are performing the show’s new opening theme song, will voice guest roles in the film.
The anime is part of a new “magic x party”-themed multimedia franchise from Takara Tomy that also includes a card game. The anime premiered on April 4.
The franchise’s story centers on wizards who gather mazica in order to save the world. Junior high school student Kezuru wakes up after a strange dream featuring himself as a wizard, a creature called “mazin,” and a mysterious girl. The next day, his friend Kuracchi proudly shows off the newly launched Mazica Party card game. To Kezuru’s shock, all the characters drawn in the game’s cards are just like the ones in his dream.
Meanwhile, Kezuru receives a notification for an event at the major international company Mazica. Intrigued, Kezuru goes to the Mazica Store as directed, only to meet the Mazica CEO himself, Jeff Johns. Johns says, “I have great expectations for you,” and hands Kezuru Mazica Gear.
On his way back home, Kezuru is attacked by an airship-like creature. Just when he thinks, “this is it!” to himself, his Mazica Gear erupts and a magic book appears. When he scratches a card, he seals a contract with Barunya, a “mazin” creature that is an odd remixed fusion between an airship and a cat.
The mysterious girl Anya says Kezuru and those of his ilk will be “the true wizards who save the world.” Amid all these mysterious revelations, Kezuru enrolls in the Mazica Academy and engages in Mazica Party card battles alongside his partner mazin.
The anime stars:
Takara Tomy and Dentsu are credited for the original concept. Shinji Ushiro (Yōkai Watch, Tomica Kizuna Gattai Earth Granner) is directing the anime at OLM. Yoichi Kato (Yōkai Watch, Duel Masters) is in charge of the series scripts. Yūsuke Ōmura (Pokémon character designs) drafted the original character designs, and Yoshihiro Nagamori (Beyblade: V-Force) is adapting those designs for animation. Noriyuki Asakura is composing the music.