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Fantasista Doll

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Genre  Science fiction
Published by  Kadokawa Shoten
Illustrated by  Anmi
Demographic  Seinen
Magazine  Newtype Ace (former) Comptiq
Original run  April 10, 2013 – present

Fantasista Doll (ファンタジスタドール, Fantajisuta Dōru) is a 12-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Hoods Entertainment and directed by Hisashi Saitō. Gorō Taniguchi serves as the creative producer, while the series composition is handled by Noboru Kimura and Yūko Kakihara. The series aired in Japan between July 7 and September 28, 2013. Three manga adaptations are published by Kadokawa Shoten and Media Factory.

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Plot

Uzume Uno, a girl who used to be an elite player at card tournaments, is one day given a curious device which uses special cards to summon artificially intelligent female warriors known as Fantasista Dolls. From this day on, Uzume spends each day spending time with her new friends, while also fighting battles against other card masters who seek to have their wishes granted by the Mutual Dream Association Group (希望相互扶助委員会, Kibō Sōgo Fujo Iinkai) in exchange for defeating her.

Card club

Uzume Uno (鵜野 うずめ, Uno Uzume)
Voiced by: Ayaka Ōhashi The main protagonist, a 14-year-old junior high school student, and the master of five Fantasista Dolls. She is an elite card player who won a card tournament prior to the beginning of the series. At first she was seriously troubled being responsible for five Dolls all of a sudden, although she eventually develops bonds with them and does not hesitate to fight alongside her Dolls in battles.
Kagami Todori (戸取 かがみ, Todori Kagami)
Voiced by: Sachika Misawa Uzume's underclassman and rival. She is the first opponent Uzume faces after she becomes a Doll Master. She joined the Mutual Dream Association Group in order to search for information on her older brother, who went missing several years ago. However, she eventually comes to believe in Uzume's friendship.
Manai Uzuki (羽月 まない, Uzuki Manai)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka The president of the card club and Uzume's childhood friend who has dubiously named it the 'Masquerade Curry Upbeat'. She is also a Doll Master.

Uzume's Dolls

Sasara (ささら)
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda The first Fantasista Doll that Uzume meets. Her color is yellow and she is a strong swordsman who often argues with Uzume a lot due to her stubbornness.
Katia (カティア)
Voiced by: Sora Tokui A small, blue-haired Fantasista Doll who has unconscious luck. She is childish and careless. She becomes friends with Uzume's younger sister, Miko, and eventually hangs out with her when the opportunity rises.
Shimeji (しめじ)
Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki A pink-haired Fantasista Doll. Having been abandoned by her last master, she is very sensitive and fragile. She initially does not believe much in Uzume, thinking that she will abandon them again. However, she is relieved when Uzume makes a promise that she will never do that.
Akari (小明)
Voiced by: Akiko Hasegawa A loli-gothic dressed Fantasista Doll who attacks using yo-yos. She is expressionless and naive.
Madeleine (マドレーヌ, Madorēnu)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara A tall busty Fantasista Doll who is always ready to help out her master. She also plans out tactics in battles.

Mutual Dream Association Group

Komachi Seishou (清正 小町, Seishou Komachi)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka Uzume's upperclassman, who is a top fashion model and often gives Uzume advice whenever she is down. She is later revealed to be the chairman of the Mutual Dream Association Group who desires Uzume's cards for some reason. She was the original owner of the Uzume's dolls. She formed the MDAG after her doll, Sonnet, was destroyed in a traffic accident, hoping to use the data from Uzume's dolls to rebuild Sonnet using her personal doll, Proto-Zero (プロトゼロ, Puroto Zero, Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai).
Anne (アンヌ, Annu)
Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka A dark-haired spectacled woman, who is initially thought to be the director of the MDAG.
Kazunari Kira (吉良 一成, Kira Kazunari)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka A man who sought out the MDAG to reunite with his ex-girlfriend, using any means necessary to win.
Umihiro Yamada (山田 海洋, Yamada Umihiro)
Voiced by: Megumi Matsumoto A young boy from the MDAG.
Miina Rurukawa (瑠々川 みいな, Rurukawa Miina)
Voiced by: Megumi Han A girl who saw her dolls as her masters as opposed to their servants.
Kiyoshi Kiyomizu (清水 潔, Kiyomizu Kiyoshi)
Voiced by: Susumu Chiba A rugby player who sought out the MDAG so that people would appreciate rugby as a true sport instead of a way to meet girls.
Rin (リン)
Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa An amateur model who is jealous of Komachi always being ahead of her.
Jun Fujihisa (藤玖 純, Fujihisa Jun)
Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae A novice filmmaker who sought out the MDAG to get people to watch his experimental film, that tends to go under-appreciated by the general viewing public.

Other characters

The Rafflesia Man (ラフレシアの君, Rafureshia no kimi)
Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi A mysterious man who watches Uzume very closely. He is secretly one of the teachers at Uzume's school.
Rinto Mikasa (三笠 凛人, Mikasa Rinto)
Voiced by: Kyousei Tsukui A teacher at Uzume's school who is also Rafflesia's partner.
Miko Uno (鵜野 みこ, Uno Miko)
Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka Uzume's younger sister who befriends Katia, later learning about the other dolls and keeping it a secret.
Mikoto Uno (鵜野 みこと, Uno Mikoto)
Voiced by: Masayo Kurata Uzume and Miko's mother. She was a gambler before, and was very good at poker, initially tricking the Director during their play.
Reika Okazaki (岡崎 れいか, Okazaki Reika)
Voiced by: Mariko Honda Uzume's classmate, who is often lending her horror DVDs.

Manga

A manga adaptation, illustrated by Anmi and titled Fantasista Doll Mix (ファンタジスタドール Mix), began serialization in volume 20 of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype Ace magazine sold on April 10, 2013. It was later transferred to Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq magazine with the September 2013 issue. A spin-off manga, illustrated by Tomiyaki Kagisora and titled Fantasista Doll: Prelude Kagami (ファンタジスタドール ~プレリュードかがみ~), began serialization in the July 2013 issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine. A third manga, illustrated by Mekimeki and titled Fantasista Doll, began serialization in the July 2013 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine.

Novels

A web novel titled Fantasista Doll: Osatō to Spice to Nanika Suteki na Mono de Onna no Ko wa Dekiteiru (ファンタジスタドール お砂糖とスパイスと何か素敵なもので女の子はできている, Fantasista Doll: Something that the Girl Can Do with Some Sugar and Spices), written by Hiroaki Jinno and illustrated by Anmi, was serialized 14 chapters on the official website of the anime series between April 19 and July 19, 2013. A novel titled Fantasista Doll Eve (ファンタジスタドール イブ), written by Mado Nozaki, was released by Hayakawa Publishing on September 20, 2013. A novel titled Fantasista Doll, written by Akane Mizushima and illustrated by Webisu Daikanyama with the cover illustrated by Hiromi Katō, was published by Fujimi Shobo on October 19, 2013.

Anime

The 12-episode anime series, produced by Hoods Entertainment, aired between July 7 and September 28, 2013 on MBS and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. The series is directed by Hisashi Saitō and is written by Noboru Kimura and Yūko Kakihara, while Gorō Taniguchi is the creative producer. The original concept is credited to the Fantasista Doll Project. The character designs are by the animation director Hiromi Katō, who adapted the anime designs from Anmi's original designs. The music is composed by Yasuharu Takanashi, and the sound director is Yōta Tsuruoka. The opening theme is "Ima yo! Fantasista Doll" (今よ!ファンタジスタドール, Ima yo! Fantajisuta Dōru) and the ending theme is "Day by Day", both performed by Ayaka Ōhashi, Minami Tsuda, Sora Tokui, Chinatsu Akasaki, Akiko Hasegawa and Sayaka Ohara. The anime has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks for streaming and home video release in 2014. Anime Network streams the anime online.

Games

A video game titled Fantasista Doll Girls Royale playable on Android and iOS smartphones, developed by Drecom, was released on September 2, 2013. Fantasista Doll will be featured in Bushiroad's Five Qross online trading card game starting November 8, 2013.

References

Fantasista Doll Wikipedia


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