Anime Programming in the US
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Lost in Translation
On Thursday, Marvelous AQL began streaming the latest promotional video for its Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus -Shōjo-tachi no Shōmei- PlayStation Vita action game. The video has five of the ninja students gossiping about each others' predilections before starting their basic training class with their teacher Kiriya.
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus will ship on February 28 for 6,980 yen (about US$89). A "Nyūnyū DX Pack" version of the game will retail for 10,810 yen (about US$137), and will contain a special box, five Niitengo figures, a drama CD, a CD containing the opening and ending songs and the game's soundtrack, and a 50-page visual book.
The Senran Kagura television anime series premiered on January 6. Takashi Watanabe (Shakugan no Shana, Slayers) directed the series at the Artland animation studio. Takao Yoshioka (Sekirei, Elfen Lied) wrote the scripts, while Takashi Torii designed the characters. The character designs for the franchise were originally created by Nan Yaegashi while Yukinori Kitajima (Okamiden) assisted in creating its original story.