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The Japanese broadcaster TBS and King Records' Starchild Records label revealed on Friday that one of the two episodes in the all-new Kämpfer für die Liebe anime sequel will not be televised. Instead, the entire sequel will be screened during the first official Kämpfer event, which will be held at the Odaiba Cinema Mediage theater in Tokyo on March 6. Voice actresses Marina Inoue (Natsuru Senō), Yui Horie (Akane Mishima), Kana Asumi (Mikoto Kondō), Megumi Nakajima (Kaede Sakura), and Mamiko Noto (Norainu Chissoku) will appear at the event along with Minami Kuribayashi, the singer of the opening theme songs for the first Kämpfer anime and Kämpfer für die Liebe.
The story of Toshihiko Tsukiji's original Kämpfer light novel series centers on Natsuru Senō, an ordinary high school boy who discovers that he has been involuntarily chosen to participate in battles as a "Kämpfer." Moreover, he must have the body of a girl to use his powers in battle.
TBS announced on Monday that it will air the one televised Kämpfer für die Liebe episode on March 31, and its network affiliates will follow suit between April 7 and April 23.
A new project based on the light novel series was first announced at the TBS Anime Festa event in Tokyo in August. The light novels already inspired a television anime series last year, and the two Kämpfer für die Liebe episodes will serve as episodes #13 and #14 to that previous television anime.
Image © Toshihiko Tsukiji, Media Factory/Zōmotsu Animal Company
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