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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Princess Principal for Summer Simulcast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV series to stream on Anime Strike in U.S.

Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the Princess Principal original television anime series for the summer simulcast season. The anime will stream in the United States on Amazon's Anime Strike platform and in "certain other countries through select digital outlets." The company is also planning a home video release.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV on July 9, on BS11 on July 11, and on AT-X on July 14.

Sentai Filmworks describes the series:

At the end of the 19th century, London, the Kingdom of Albion has been split into East and West sides by a giant wall. Five girls attend Queen's Mayfaire, a conventional and prestigious school. Under the guise of regular high school girls, they act as spies under cover. Disguise, reconnaissance, infiltration, car chases... Each girl uses their own set of special skills to dart around the world of shadow.

Masaki Tachibana (Barakamon, .hack//Quantum) is directing the series at Studio 3Hz and Actas. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is in charge of the series composition and is also writing the scripts. Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino's Journey, Sky Girls) is designing the original characters, and Yukie Akiya (Celestial Method, Code:Breaker) is adapting the characters for animation and is also serving as a co-chief animation director for the series. Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) is composing the music.

Void_Chords feat.MARU is performing the opening theme song "The Other Side of the Wall." Void_Chords is a pseudonym for composer Ryō Takahashi (High School DxD New, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) MARU is a new singer who previously performed as Mrs. Jefferson in a 2015 production of the musical Rent. The song's CD single is slated for July 26.

Ayaka Imamura, Akira Sekine, Yō Taichi, Akari Kageyama, and Nozomi Furuki are performing the ending theme song "A Page of My Story" as their respective characters. The song's CD single is slated for August 2.

A smartphone game titled Princess Principal Game of Mission is also in development. Preregistration for the game will begin on June 30.

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