2nd Queen's Blade: Grimoire OVA's Story, Title, Cast Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New OVA shipping this summer stars Saori Goto, Manami Tanaka, Shizuka Itou, Saori Ōnishi

The June issue of the Hobby Japan magazine revealed the cast members and title of the second episode of the Queen's Blade: Grimoire video anime on Monday.

The cast includes:

  • Saori Ōnishi as Darkuser Alicia in Wonderland
  • Saori Goto as Tiina
  • Manami Tanaka as Kaguya
  • Shizuka Itou as Liliana

The episode will be titled "Rinbu, Yumemiru Ningyo-hime" (Round Dance, Dreaming Little Mermaid), and it will ship with the Queen's Blade Grimoire: Fuyu no Maoh Cinderella Queen's Blade Grimoire: Devil of Winter Cinderella) visual book when it ships this summer. The episode was originally slated to ship this spring.

The second episode's story revolves around Alicia, who finds herself lost in Melfairland after the angel Quel drags her there. There, the great pirate captain Lilliana has suddenly appeared, plundering treasures from across the land. After suceeding in a raid of magic sword princess Kaguya's mansion, Lilliana sets her sites on the Undersea Kingdom. The princess of the Undersea Kingdom named Tiina dreams to be a part of the world above and yearns to participate in their dance parties. Tricked by Seiten, she obtains two legs to stand on, but gets dragged into the fight for treasure along with Alicia.

Kinji Yoshimoto (director for Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors) is the chief director at the studio FORTES, and he is also handling the series composition. Yoshihide Yuuzumi (storyboard artist, key animator, and episode director for previous Queen's Blade anime) is directing the project. Rin-Sin (Queen's Blade: Rebellion, Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin), Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors, Queen's Blade: Rebellion), Satoshi Urushihara (animation director for Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye), and Hiroshi Tsukada (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero) are serving as character designers, and Masashi Suzuki (Utawarerumono, Hell Girl, D.C. II: Da Capo II) is writing the scripts. Urushihara and Tsukuda are also serving as chief animation directors alongside Yukiko Ishibashi (Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye).

The first OVA shipped with the Kagami no Majutsu-hime Snow White (Sorceress of the Mirror Snow White) visual book on January 29. The episode bundled on the disc is titled "Kakusei, Akazukin no Makaryūdo" (Awaken, Demon Hunter of Little Red Riding Hood).

The first OVA starred:

  • Saori Ōnishi as Darkuser Alicia in Wonderland
  • Shizuka Ishigami as Demon Hunter of Little Red Riding Hood Zara
  • Yōko Hikasa as Demon Monkey Necromancer Seiten
  • Juri Kimura as Sorceress of the Mirror Snow White

The story takes place after the wandering warrior Leina's championship has ended. The royal court's magician Alicia uses black magic and opens a doorway to another dimension. From that door, a rabbit lures Alicia into another dimension called Melfairland. Melfairland is holding a tournament of its own to award out a Queen's Blade, and Alicia enters the tournament in order to find a way to return to her own world.

Thanks to Daniel for the news tip.

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