Queen's Blade: Rebellion's ACE Promotional Video Posted

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3rd TV series based on Queen's Blade fantasy game books to premiere on April 3

The official website for the Queen's Blade anime franchise began streaming a 100-second promotional video for Queen's Blade: Rebellion, the third television series in the franchise. Media Factory is playing the same promotional video at its booth in Anime Contents Expo in Chiba this weekend. The new series will premiere in Japan's AT-X channel on April 3.

The main story is set four years after the first Queen's Blade anime's storyline. Annelotte, who is played by voice actress Aya Endo, leads the army that stands up to the tyranny of the new queen.

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. The Rebellion storyline in particular already spawned two prologue original video anime DVDs that were bundled with the Queen's Blade Premium Visual Books.

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.

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