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Valkyrie Drive Project Launches With TV Anime, Video Games

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Senran Kagura creator, Hiraku Kaneko director helm project

Marvelous announced the Valkyrie Drive mixed media project at the AnimeJapan 2015 event on Saturday. The project will include the Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid- television anime, Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni- console game, and Valkyrie Drive -Siren- smartphone game.

The website also began streaming the project's first promotional video on Saturday. The video features the image song "Oh No, Oh No" by voice actress and singer Hitomi Harada (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls.)

Woman: Valkyrie Drive
Girl: Overlapping hearts.
Woman: Bodies that resonate.
Both: This is a story of the two becoming one.

Senran Kagura creator Kenichirō Takaki and Hiraku Kaneko (Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2, The Qwaser of Stigmata, Manyū Hiken-chō) are helming the project. The next issue of Kadokawa's Weekly Famitsu magazine will announce details about the project's console game on Thursday.

Kaneko is directing and designing characters for the Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid- television anime at the studio ARMS. Yousuke Kuroda (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Jormungand, Hayate the Combat Butler) is in charge of series composition.

The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands. Mikako Izawa (Re-Kan!, Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita) will play Mamori Tokonome (pictured below right), whose name means "maiden guardian." Yuka Iguchi (Haganai, Girls und Panzer, Kan Colle) will play Mirei Shikishima (pictured below left).

The tagline for the Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni- console game is "Girls use their bodies as weapons." The main cast and staff members include:

  • Enormous breasts producer: Kenichirō Takaki
  • Character design: Mana Kakkowarai
  • Production: Marvelous
  • Development: Meteorise
  • Aya Suzaki as Rinka Kagurazaka
  • Kanae Itō as Ranka Kagurazaka

The tagline for Marvelous' "beautiful girl sexy social game" Valkyrie Drive -Siren- is "Girls' thoughts become the strongest weapons!" Basic gameplay will be free, but in-game items will be available at an additional cost.

In the game's story, female characters run across the mysterious artificial island Siren. The girls utilize their unique abilities and fight against fate to maintain their way of life.

Masahiro Cle is designing the characters. Ayaka Ohashi (Aikatsu!, EUREKA SEVEN AO, Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono) will play Setsuna Kisaragi (pictured right above), and Azusa Tadokoro (Aikatsu!, Tokyo ESP, Brynhildr in the Darkness) will play Urara Sashō (pictured left above).

Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video.

Source: Weekly Famitsu

Images © Marvelous
©Valkyrie Drive Project

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