News Queen's Blade: Rebellion TV Anime's 1st Promo Streamed
posted on 2011-12-28 09:45 EST
The official website for the Queen's Blade anime franchise began streaming the first 85-second promotional video for the third television series, Queen's Blade: Rebellion, on Wednesday. The promotional video reveals that a new director, Yousei Morino (I''s, Kakyūsei 2), is helming the third series at the studio ARMS, but Hideki Shirone is returning from Queen's Blade Utsukushiki Tōshi-tachi. Animation directors Takayuki Noguchi and Yukiko Ishibashi now join Rin-Sin on the character design duties.
The story originated in Hobby Japan's Queen's Blade fantasy game book franchise, which are Japanese spinoffs from Flying Buffalo's Lost Worlds game series. (In these games, players simulate turn-based fighting with books that each represent a character. ) The Queen's Blade books also inspired the previous two television anime series and several original video anime volumes.
Queen's Blade: Rebellion is set four years after the first Queen's Blade storyline and revolves around Annelotte, the rebelling knight princess who stands up to the tyranny of the new queen. The Rebellion storyline already spawned two prologue original video anime DVDs that are being bundled with the Queen's Blade Premium Visual Books.
The series will premiere in Japan in April.