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North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Saturday that it acquired the La storia della Arcana Famiglia television anime series. The anime will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year. Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the anime as it airs in Japan.
The anime adapts HuneX (VitaminX Addiction) and Comfort Soft's adventure game for female players. The story follows Arcana Famiglia, a self-appointed organization with mysterious powers that has protected a small Mediterranean island from pirates, foreign countries, and other threats. The only daughter of the family's "Papa," Felicitá, will be married to the next head of the family in two months — and the successor will be decided in a competition that Felicitá herself will take part in.
Chiaki Kon (When They Cry - Higurashi, Nodame Cantabile: Paris and Finale, Junjō Romantica) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Masanao Akahoshi (both Toaru Majutsu no Index series, Freezing) is in charge of the scripts, and Mai Matsuura (Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru) is adapting Yomi Sarachi's (Steins;Gate manga) original character designs for animation. The anime will retain the cast from the original PSP game and tie-in drama CD project. Hitomi Harada will sing the opening theme as she did for the original game, while voice cast members Jun Fukuyama (Liberta) and Tsubasa Yonaga (Nova) will sing the anime's ending theme song.
The anime will premiere in Japan on July 1.