An anime adaptation of the manga The Magical Girl and the Evil Lied to Be Archenemies (Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai shiteita.) produced by BONES was announced alongside Akiyo Oohashi
© Cocoa Fujiwara/SQUARE ENIX/Mahoaku Production Committee
The anime project was confirmed during Avex Pictures’ panel at Anime NYC 2023 with BONES president and producers in attendance. Masahiko Minami with the participation of the manufacturer Tomokazu Iizumi and Hiroko Nishi. Yuu Serizawa and Himika Akaneya of idol group i☆Ris was also present in the discussion.
The magical girl and the evil lieutenant who were once sworn enemies were serialized in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker from September 21, 2013 to March 20, 2015 and collected into three tankoubon volumes. Manga 4-koma is the last work of Cocoa Fujiwara (Inu x Boku SS), who passed away in 2015.
The manga follows Mira, the brain behind an evil organization that invades and destroys everything. During the invasion of Earth, a lone magical girl named Byakuya Mimori stands up against the organization and their meeting causes Mira to fall in love with her.
Source: Avex Pictures Anime NYC Panel, press release