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Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls TV Anime Gets 2nd Season

posted on 2012-08-30 04:00 EDT
Akira Suzuki's Hyakka Ryōran novels already inspired 2010 TV anime

The wraparound jacket band on the 12th volume of Akira Suzuki's Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls novel series is announcing this month that production on a second television anime season has been green-lit.

The series' story is set in the early 21st century — except in this alternate world, the Tokugawa shogunate never lost power and Japan maintained its enforced seclusion from the rest of the world. At a giant academy for children of military families at the foot of Mt. Fuji, the student council enforces the suppression of rebellious elements. (Many of the students carry the names of famous historical figures.)

The girls Yukimura Sanada (Rie Kugimiya) and Matabei Gotō (Yu Kobayashi) battle the mostly female members of the ruling student council faction such as Sen Tokugawa ("Sen-hime," Minako Kotobuki), Hanzō Hattori (Saori Goto), and others. A 16-year-old male student named Muneakira Yagyū (Daisuke Hirakawa) and a female Jūbei Yagyū (Aoi Yūki) are caught in the middle.

The first anime season premiered in October 2010, and The Anime Network's website streamed the anime in the United States as it aired in Japan. The magazine and book publisher Hobby Japan announced at Anime Expo 2010 that it will bring the light novels to North America, although no books have shipped yet. Section23 Films released the first anime season on DVD.

[Via IEEE802.11]

Update: More background information added.


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