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Lost in Translation
The game maker Sammy announced via a promotional video at its Comic Market booth this week that it is planning new anime projects for its Kaitō Tenshi Twin Angel magical girl slot machine game franchise in 2011. The promotional video revealed that the web anime adaptation that was announced a year ago will now be an original video anime (OVA) project. The promotional video then revealed that a "[__] anime adaptation has been green-lit!!" (The video deliberately obscures the first part of the announcement.) J.C. Staff will be producing the animation.
The video also announced that a new game and manga is in the works for next year. The game from the developer Alchemist and writer/director Kiichi Kanō will feature an all-new story with previously seen characters and new characters. Kumi Horii (Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka, Student Council's Discretion) is designing the characters, and Studio Gokumi (A-Channel, Koe de Oshigoto!) is producing the in-game footage. The musical artist group "ave;new project" is handling the theme song. The artist Koari will launch the franchise's second manga in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Comp Ace magazine this spring.
Kaitō Tenshi Twin Angel began as a pachisuro (pachinko-parlor slot machine) game with Yukari Tamura and Mamiko Noto as Haruka "Red Angel" Minazuki and Aoi "Blue Angel" Kannazuki. It already spawned a manga in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in 2007 and a two-volume video anime series in 2008.
[Via Moon Phase]
Image © Sammy
Image © Sammy
Update: More background information added.
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