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Section23, Maiden Japan Add Glass Maiden Mystery Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
12-episode Crystal Blaze anime to get English subtitles on DVD, digital formats

The North American anime distributor Section23 Films announced on Monday that it is releasing the Glass Maiden (Crystal Blaze) television anime series in conjunction with a new label called Maiden Japan (Papillon Rose). The two companies plan to release the science-fiction mystery anime on English-subtitled DVD and digital formats.

This anime production from Studio Fantasia (Agent Aika, Stratos 4, Najica Blitz Tactics) reunites SaiKano's director Mitsuko Kase, series supervisor Masashi Tsukino, and character designer Hisashi Kagawa. The "hard-boiled buddy story" is set in Lags Town, a corner of Asia which symbolizes a negative side of false prosperity. Shu runs a detective agency with his little brother Akira and the girls Manami and Ayaka.

The anime aired in Japan in 2008, and Crunchyroll began streaming the anime in 2009. Maiden Japan reports that it plans to release more animated thrillers in the upcoming months.

Update: More background information added.

Image © Glass Maiden Production Committee

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