Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- Reveals More Characters, October Premiere
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid- television anime series revealed more details about the characters and more cast members on Tuesday. It also announced that the series will premiere in October.
Yuna Yoshino as Akira Hiiragi
"Escape from this island…for our future…"
The governor of the guards controlling all the superpowered people on the artificial quarantine island Mermaid
Masumi Tazawa as Kasumi Shigure
"If you commit a wrong, it is my duty to correct it."
The commander of the guards
Asami Seto as Charlotte Scherzen
"Mete out punishment to those who lack order!"
The Number 2 in charge of the guards
Saori Ōnishi as Rein Hasumi
Azumi Asakura as Lady J
Kikuko Inoue as Torino Kazami
The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands. The girl Mamori Tokonome is transferred to one of those islands, "Mermaid." When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn't stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.
The previously revealed characters are:
Mikako Izawa as Mamori Tokonome
Yuka Iguchi as Mirei Shikishima
Yurika Kubo as Meifon Sakura
Hitomi Harada as Momoka Sagara (not pictured)
Senran Kagura creator Kenichirō Takaki and Hiraku Kaneko (Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2, The Qwaser of Stigmata, Manyū Hiken-chō) are helming the project. Kaneko is directing and designing characters at the studio ARMS. Yousuke Kuroda (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Jormungand, Hayate the Combat Butler) is in charge of series composition. GENCO is producing the series.
The multimedia project also includes Marvelous' "beautiful girl sexy social game" Valkyrie Drive -Siren- and the PlayStation Vita game Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni-. Valkyrie Drive -Siren- will be free to play, 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. Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni- is slated to ship this year.
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