News Neo Angelique Abyss TV Anime Announced for Next April (Updated)
posted on 2007-12-05 08:24 EST
The January issue (on sale December 10) of Shufu-to-Seikatsusha's Pash! magazine will announce that a television anime series, based on Koei's Neo Angelique romance adventure game for female gamers, will premiere next April. A pre-announcement teaser appeared in the "fujoshi-teki blog" (blog for female otaku) of Pash! magazine's editorial department. Pash! is an otaku culture magazine whose English cover motto is, "For Girls and Ladies Only!"
The tentatively titled Neo Angelique Abyss television series is based on the Neo Angelique game, the fifth installment in the Angelique franchise. As the "Neo" prefix implies, this installment restarted the franchise with new characters and a different format of gameplay. The previous Angelique dating simulation games had players raising a potential empress and choosing a mate from many male suitors. However, Neo Angelique is a role-playing-game-inspired adventure game in which the player joins four handsome male Orb Hunters in battles with Tanatos, which are mysterious demonlike creatures threatening the land of Arcadia. In all the game installments, Kairi Yura (The Story of Saiunkoku) designed the characters.
Neo Angelique has already been adapted into a manga by Mika Kajiyama in Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka magazine and compiled into three volumes. The previous Angelique game installments were adapted into audio drama CDs, manga, anime videos, and two television anime series.
Source: Moon Phase
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Update: The December 5 blog entry with the pre-announcement teaser has since been taken offline. An earlier December 3 blog entry mentioned other features of the January issue of Pash! magazine, but not the Neo Angelique anime announcement.