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ACCA 13 Original Video Anime Reveals Story Timeframe & Intro, Visual, October Stage Debut

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Cast, staff reunite for story set 1 year after TV anime's events

The official website for ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka Regards (ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department Regards) the "new original video anime & musical stage reading" for Natsume Ono's ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department manga, revealed its story introduction and timeframe, visual, cast, staff, and the October debut of the stage reading.

The special's story is set in the capital city of BADON one year after the events of the television anime, and shows Jean and the rest of the ACCA department preparing for the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the new order. For the characters — caught between rumors of unrest, unchanging days, new crossroads, gazes remembered in memories, and days of new beginnings — time once again begins to move forward.

(highlight the following white text to read spoilers) [With the Five Chiefs of ACCA deposed, and Mauve heading the new ACCA system, ACCA section chief Owl reunites with Pine, one of the former Five Chiefs, at a cafe in BADON in the midst of the city's boisterous preparations for the anniversary. Pine's unknown past is made clear. Meanwhile, Jean is bothered a particular matter, and he has a reunion with a particular man at Birra. The meetings will offer a glimpse into the characters' pasts.]

The anime's cast and staff are reuniting for the special, which debuts at the Maihama Ampitheater on October 12 and 13.

Yen Press is publishing the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

When political conspiracies abound, preserving the peace is no piece of cake. It's up to one deceptively aloof hero to sniff out corruption in this atmospheric thriller.

Ono launched the original ACCA 13 manga series in Monthly Big Gangan magazine in June 2013 and ended it in October 2016. She then launched the ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka P.S. spinoff manga in Big Gangan in December 2016, and ended it in October 2017. Ono also drew a single-volume spinoff manga titled Paula to Michel (Paula and Michel) that debuted in December 2017. Yen Press released the manga's sixth volume on February 26.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in January 2017. Funimation streamed a simuldub.

Ono recently launched a manga titled BADON on January 25. While not explicitly stated to be a spinoff of the main manga, the manga's story takes place in a city named BADON, the same name as the main setting of ACCA 13.

Source: ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka Regards special's website, Comic Natalie

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