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Princess Principal and Starmyu Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also, standard Blu-ray edition of Kiznaiver

On Monday March 18, MVM will release a Blu-ray Collectors edition of the series Princess Principal. It will contain an 80-page interview book, a 176-page storyboard book and a 144-page secret file book.

Sentai Filmworks has previously described the story:

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) directed the series at Studio 3Hz and Actas. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) was in charge of the series composition and also wrote the scripts. Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino's Journey, Sky Girls) designed the original characters, and Yukie Akiya (Celestial Method, Code:Breaker) adapted the characters for animation and also served as a co-chief animation director for the series. Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) composed the music.

MVM will also release a Blu-ray edition of the 12-part series STARMYU. It is described on the Anime-on-line website as follows.

"First-year Yuta Hoshitani enters the esteemed Ayanagi Academy with dreams of following in his idol's footsteps. But competition starts the moment he steps through the doors when some of the best young talent in the industry try out for a spot in the musical department.

"Catching the eye of an eccentric member of the academy's elite Kao Council, Hoshitani and five other misfits are given the chance they were hoping for. With egos as strong as their talent, it's up to Hoshitani's shining personality to bring Nayuki, Tengenji, Kuga, and Tsukigami together for the biggest performance of the semester. While the strict authorities of the Kao Council try to put an end to their inventive musicals, these five young stars practice day and night for a show that will shake the school!

Gero (Brothers Conflict, Tokyo Ravens theme songs) will perform the opening theme song "Dreamer," and Gero's single CD with the opening song will ship on October 21. Voice actors Natsuki Hanae, Kensho Ono, Arthur Lounsbery, Yoshimasa Hosoya, and Tomoaki Maeno will perform the ending theme song "Seishun Countdown" as the unit "Team Ōtori."

Anime Limited will release a standard Blu-ray edition of the TV series Kiznaiver. The setting is a fictional Japanese city, Sugomori City. One day, a girl called Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: "You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver." The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds.

Studio Trigger and Mari Okada are credited with the show's original work. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Rage of Bahamut Genesis assistant director, Kill la Kill episode director) made his directorial debut with the anime at Studio Trigger, and Mari Okada (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, anohana, The Anthem of the Heart) wrote and oversaw the scripts. Shirow Miwa (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, supercell illustrator) drew the original character designs, while Mai Yoneyama (Japan Animator Expo "Hill Climb Girl," Kill la Kill animation director) adapted those character designs for animation. Yuki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, Robotics;Notes, Death Parade) composed the show's music.

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