Anime studio Gainax and car maker Subaru have teamed up to create a new magical girl anime named Hokago no Pleiades (Afterschool Pleiades), which will be streamed over the internet exclusively by YouTube.
The anime looks like a magical girl take on Subaru’s name which, according to Subaru
’s global website, is based upon a star cluster in the Taurus constellation known as Pleiades in English and Subaru in Japanese. “Six of its stars are visible to the naked eye…” hence the name and badge and the number of characters in the trailer.
Gainax have a lot of studio talent behind it including director Shouji Saeki who has worked on Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okaeri and Strike Witches 2. They have posted a 46-second video trailer for Hokago no Pleiades which can be viewed in high-definition on YouTube when the anime premieres on the 1st of February.