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Majestic Prince Gets New Anime Film, Episode 25

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Side story novel serialization also green-lit for 2013 television anime

The cast of the Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince anime announced at a stage event at AnimeJapan 2016 on Saturday that a new film tentatively titled Gekijōban Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince has been green-lit, and is scheduled to premiere this fall with a completely new story. In addition, an all-new "episode 25" will be broadcast at the end of a rebroadcast of the original 2013 TV series, which will begin in July. The episode will connect the series to the film, and the rebroadcasting block will be titled "Majestic Hour," as two episodes will be aired each week.

A novel series tentatively titled Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince Gaiden will also begin serialization on the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" website early this summer. The series will feature brand new side stories. A tankōbon compiling the novel is scheduled for release this fall.

Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine revealed earlier this month that Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Arashima's Majestic Prince manga would have an important announcement in the magazine's May issue on April 1. A teaser for Saturday's stage event had teased an important announcement.

Update: The event presented a promotional video for the 2016 projects, but it contains no new footage.

The story follows humanity after it expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources. Advances in genetic engineering research allow humans to adapt to the new frontier, leading to the advent of evolved children such as the protagonist Izuru. Izuru enrolls in an academy city called Gurantseere to fulfill his mission of "protecting humanity."

The franchise began as a multimedia project from Fields. Ayamine and Arashima launched the manga in Monthly Hero's in 2011, and Shogakukan published the manga's 10th compiled book volume last December. The television anime ran for 24 episodes in 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for digital and home video, and released it on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in 2014 with an English dub.

A manga series that adapts the anime titled Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince by Fields and Yūsuke Ozaki launched in Kadokawa's Newtype Ace magazine in 2012, and ended in October 2013.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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