Queen's Blade: Vanquished Queens Anime's 2nd Promo Streamed
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Hobby Japan's official website for the Queen's Blade game and anime franchise began streaming a promotional video for the Warrior Priestess Ruthlessness episode of the Queen's Blade original video anime series Vanquished Queens on Monday. Some of the footage is NSFW for some environments.
The illustrated short stories in the original 2011 Vanquished Queens visual book depict the defeats in battle of various Queen's Blade characters. The third Queen's Blade Premium Visual Book with the Blu-ray Disc containing the first Vanquished Queens anime episode and a bonus anime will ship on March 29.
The end of the video also notes that the fourth Queen's Blade Premium Visual Book will bundle the second Vanquished Queens video anime volume. The book will come with a Blu-ray disc containing the 30-minute episode titled "Holy Ghost Violation" and an extra tentatively titled "AiRI's Midnight Snack Bonanza." The fourth visual book will ship in July.
Shin Itagaki (Basquash! , Ben-To, Devil May Cry) is directing the new GENCO production at Hoods Entertainment in cooperation with ARMS. Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Samurai Girls) is writing the scripts, and Rin-Sin, Takayuki Noguchi, and Yukiko Ishibashi are credited with the character designs. Satoshi Isono and Shunryō Yamamura are serving as animation directors.
The Queen's Blade franchise began with Hobby Japan's fantasy game books, 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 already inspired three television anime series and several original video anime volumes.