|Harmony Unleashed: Equestria Campus Supremacy - Magical Shards|
|Created by|| Aaron Montalvo |
Lauren Faust (characters)
Meghan McCarthy (characters)
|Writer(s)|| Kazuki Nakashima |
|Director(s)|| Atsushi Nishigori (chief) |
Takafumi Hori (director)
|No. of episodes||12|
|Music|| Hiroyuki Sawano |
|Run time||60 minutes|
|Animation Studio|| Trigger |
Ivannimation Studios (co-operation)
|First aired||TBA 2016|
Harmony Unleashed: Equestria Campus Supremacy - Magical Shards (ハーモニーアンリーシュド: エクエストリア • キャンパス • スプレマシー: 魔法アラーラ, Hāmonī· anrīshudo Ekuestoria kyanpasu supuremashī mahō arāra) is an anime/manga mixed media project and a spin-off of the 2015 animated television series of the same name based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and its spin-off film series, Equestria Girls both created by Meghan McCarthy and Lauren Faust. It is produced by Trigger and Production I.G in collaboration with Hollowfox Entertainment, Hasbro Studios, Bushiroad, Takara Tomy, Bandai Visual and Aniplex.
The project consist of an OVA series with chief direction and character designs by Atsushi Nishigori (The Idolmaster, Gurren Lagann), and Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Little Witch Academia) will be the head writer alongside Kazuki Nakashima (Kamen Rider Fourze, Kill la Kill) as he will write the story alongside Aaron Montalvo, which he'll supervise the story and is the general executive producer alongside Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Otsuka, Masuo Ueda, Takeshi Yasuda, Chinatsu Matsui and Avi Arad (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, The Amazing Spider-Man). Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill, Oval x Over), Jayson Thiessen (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Greg Weisman (Rain of the Ghosts, Star Wars Rebels) and Kora Kosicka (Littlest Pet Shop, Equestria Girls) will be the planning supervisors, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero), Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online, Madoka Magica) and TeddyLoid (Mekakucity Actors, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) will provide the music. The anime project will start with Crimson Cross set for a 2016 release during the run of Season 2 of the show.
Aniplex of America, Hasbro Studios, Hollowfox Entertainment and Production I.G. LLC licensed the series for an english dub by Bang Zoom! Entertainment with a worldwide simulcast release.
About the Project Edit
With the announcement of the show, Montalvo was in talks about having an anime spin-off after the success of the Anthro Bunraku anime film. He expressed that it might be an anime-styled alternate canon to the cartoon series as similar to Equestria Girls being an alternate canon to Friendship Is Magic.
Atsushi Nishigori confirms to return to his buddies at Studio Trigger since he worked on the final episode of Kill la Kill, and Nishigori will be the series' director and animation character designer with Hiroyuki Imaishi as planning supervisor and Yoh Yoshinari as main mechanic designer and general animation director. Nishigori stated, "With me reuniting with former Gainax members at Studio Trigger and collaborating with Production I.G, It feels like FLCL all over again, this time, mixing it with Kill la Kill, Gurren Lagann and Sengoku Basara." Montalvo was a fan of Nishigori's since Gurren Lagann and Panty and Stocking. Kazuki Nakashima is confirmed to helm the story and write the first two episodes and the final one with Montalvo as story supervisor and Masahiko Otsuka as story editor. Scriptwriters for the 12 episodes include Nakashima, Yasuyuki Muto (The Rolling Girls, Gundam Unicorn), Hideyuki Kurata (Samurai Flamenco, Hellsing Ultimate), Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga Daioh, Valvrave the Liberator), Hiroshi Onogi (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Doraemon) and Michiko Yokote (xxxHolic, Shirobako). As of 2015, Nishigori will cooperate with the series' composition and steps up to become the chief director while Takafumi Hori remains director.
For the music, Hiroyuki Sawano, Yuki Kajiura and TeddyLoid are confirmed to compose the OVA's music and is overseen by Aniplex, Starchild Records and Flying Dog. Montalvo stated that the opening theme songs will be original ones written originally by him.
It is stated that it's a Japanese-American production formed by Aniplex, Hasbro Studios, Bandai Visual and Hollowfox Entertainment. Aniplex of America will oversee the licensing, while Hollowfox distributes the series and Hasbro Studios co-produces it. The english dub, set for a worldwide release the same time as Japan, will be produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. However, the original voices for Twilight Sparkle (Tara Strong), Applejack (Matt Hill), Jasper Geronimo (Aaron Montalvo), Discord (John De Lancie) and Trevor Devall (Iron Will) reprise their roles respectively due to their residence in the United States, while some of the cast from the Bang Zoom dub of ECS and the AB movie will reprise their roles. Series' executive producer and co-producer Avi Arad will be involved as an executive producer alongside Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Hiroaki Matsuura.
Story Summary Edit
Crimson Cross (グレン·クロス, Guren Cross)Edit
Cerise Heart (サクラ ハート, Sakura Heart)Edit
Spoiler NOTE: It's a love story similar to Eden of the East and The Last: Naruto The Movie.
Azure Shards (ソライロアラーラ, Sorairo Arara)Edit
Spoiler NOTE: It takes place 10 years later after ECS.
Amber Gauntlet (コハク ガントレット, Kohaku Gauntlet)Edit
Spoiler NOTE: It's a time travel movie similar to X-Men: Days of Future Past and Stargate.
Character Cast Edit
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor||English Voice Actor|
|Twilight Sparkle||Aya Hirano||Tara Strong|
|Sunset Shimmer||Ayumi Fujimura||Lauren Landa|
|Applejack||Tetsuya Kakihara||Matt Hill|
|Flash Sentry||Masakazu Morita||Vic Mignogna|
|Jasper Geronimo||Yuki Kaji||Aaron Montalvo|
|Rainbow Blitz||Ryota Osaka||Josh Keaton|
|Pinkie Pie||Aya Suzaki||Stephanie Sheh|
|Rarity||Aki Toyosaki||Cristina Vee|
|Fluttershy||Aoi Yuki||Christine Marie Cabanos|
|Principal Celestia||Kikuko Inoue||Wendee Lee|
|Principal Luna||Ami Koshimizu||Carrie Keranen|
|President Cadance||Haruka Tomatsu||Kira Buckland|
|Discord||Yosuke Akimoto||John De Lancie|
|Shining Armor||Mamoru Miyano||Roger Craig Smith|
|Big Macintosh||Katsuyuki Konishi||Matthew Mercer|
|Apple Bloom||Kaori Ishihara||Lara Jill Miller|
|Sweetie Belle||Yukari Tamura||Cherami Leigh|
|Scootaloo||Aki Kanada||Laura Bailey|
|Babs Seed||Hisako Kanemoto||Sarah Williams|
|Iron Will||Akio Otsuka|
|Bulk Biceps||Tessho Genda||Patrick Seitz|
|Zephyr Breeze||Hiro Shimono||Grant George|
|Grit Matter||Nobuo Tobita||Robin Atkin Downes|
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