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Ange Vierge Anime's Silver Link Studio, 2016 Debut, Visuals Unveiled

posted on by Egan Loo
2 character visuals presented for anime based on trading card game

Sega Networks Fan Appreciation 2015, an event held in Tokyo's Akihabara district on Sunday, revealed more details on Kadokawa and Sega's anime based on the Ange Vierge trading card game. The anime will debut next year, and the Studio Silver Link (Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Non Non Biyori) is producing the animation. The event also presented anime visuals for Miumi Hinata (from the original Ange Vierge game) and a new character:

The anime's official Twitter account opened on Sunday, and the official website will open "in the near future."

Ange Vierge is a trading card game released by two Kadokawa brands, Fujimi Shobo and Media Factory. It features illustrations by popular artists, such as Kantoku (HENNEKO, Magical Suite Prism Nana), Kira Inugami (Student Council's Discretion, Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmon-Bu), and abec (Sword Art Online).

The story of the card game follows what happens when "Hairō" portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious "Exceed" powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called "Progress" girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.

Four of the main characters are:

Miumi Hinata (voiced by Yūka Aisaka), a first-year student from the blue world, Earth
Illustrator: Kantoku (HENNEKO, Magical Suite Prism Nana)

Sofina (Mai Ishihara), the brilliant witch from the dark world, Darkness Embraces
Illustrator: Kira Inugami (Student Council's Discretion, Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmon-Bu)

Aurora (Saori Hayami), the amnesiac girl from the red world, Terra Rubli Aurora
Illustrator: Kurehito Misaki (How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)

SW=Code Omega 46 Senia (Kana Hanazawa), the android girl from the white world, System;White=E.G.M.A
Illustrator: abec (Sword Art Online)

Other characters include:

The project has a theme song by the group L.I.N.K.s — Yuka Aisaka, Mai Ishihara, Nozomi Yamamoto, Rie Takahashi, and Yoshiko Ikuta.

The game already inspired two promotional anime by Production I.G and Point Pictures in 2013 and in 2014:

The game was first announced at an unveiling in Tokyo's Akihabara district in 2013. The franchise has since expanded into a smartphone game and a manga adaptation, Ange Vierge Linkage, which ran on Kadokawa's Dragon Age magazine and ComicWalker app until this past March. Mako Komao is writing the series with art by Sakaki Yoshioka. The new anime announcement was first made last December and repeated this past October.

Images © Ange Project

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