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Armed Girl's Machiavellism's OVA Previewed in Video

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
25-minute anime ships with manga's 7th volume on November 25

The official website for the television anime of Karuna Kanzaki and Yūya Kurokami's Armed Girl's Machiavellism (Busō Shōjo Machiavellism) manga began streaming a promotional video on April 27 for the original video anime (OVA) that will ship with the manga's seventh volume.

The anime will ship on Blu-ray Disc bundled with the seventh manga volume on November 25. The bundle will also include a case and a reversible cover for the seventh volume. The 25-minute OVA will feature an anime that won't be aired with the television anime series. The deadline to pre-order the bundle is on August 31.

The anime on the disc will share the same staff and cast as the television anime that premiered in Japan on April 5. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series, and Amazon's Anime Strike service began streaming the series on April 5.

The show stars:

Hideki Tachibana (BlazBlue Alter Memory, Dragon Crisis!, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~) is directing the anime at the Studio Silver Link (Ange Vierge, Dusk maiden of Amnesia). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, Servant × Service) is supervising the series scripts, and Shoko Takimoto (BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Chaos Dragon, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus - Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits) is designing the characters. Team-MAX's Hiromi Mizutani (Hell Girl, Non Non Biyori, Toriko) is composing the music at Nippon Columbia. Miku Itō is performing the opening theme song "Shocking Blue." Five of the anime's cast members (Rin's Yūki Takada, Mary's Sayaka Kitahara, Satori's Nozomi Nishida, Warabi's Rina Hidaka, Tsukuyo's Natsumi Hioka) are performing the ending theme song "Decide" under the unit name "Tenka Goken" (Five Ruling Swords).

The "school rebellion battle action" story follows Fudō Nomura, who transfers to a school where girls carry weapons to rule mercilessly over the boys. Shortly after transferring he becomes a target of Rin Onigawara, a member of the Five Ruling Swords that commands the school. In order break free he must defeat the Five Ruling Swords.

Kanzaki began the series based on Kurokami's story in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in March 2014, and Kadokawa shipped the sixth compiled volume on March 25.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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