Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Voice Cast
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The show's staff also revealed on Sunday that Hitomi Harada will perform the show's opening theme song "Overdrive," and Yuka Iguchi and Mikako Izawa will perform the ending theme song "Ultra Super Hyper Miracle" as their characters Mirei and Mamori, respectively.
The series will premiere in October on the AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and TV Aichi channels.
The show's previously revealed cast includes:
Mikako Izawa as Mamori Tokonome
Yuka Iguchi as Mirei Shikishima
Yurika Kubo as Meifon Sakura
Yuna Yoshino as Akira Hiiragi
Asami Seto as Charlotte Scherzen
Masumi Tazawa as Kasumi Shigure
Saori Onishi as Rein Hasumi
Azumi Asakura as Lady J
Hitomi Harada as Momoka Sagara
Kikuko Inoue as Torino Kazami
The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands. A girl named 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.
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.