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1st Princess Principal Sequel Anime Film's Teaser Reveals Title, Cast & Staff Changes, Delay to April 10

posted on by Egan Loo
Aoi Koga replaces Ayaka Imamura as Ange; Studio 3Hz, Code Geass writer Ichiro Okouchi not in credits

The official Twitter account for the Princess Principal anime posted a teaser trailer and teaser visual for the first of six planned sequel anime films on Sunday. The teaser reveals the film's Princess Principal: Crown Handler title, cast, staff, and delayed opening date of April 10, 2020.

The tagline accompanying the teaser trailer and visual reads, "The girl's lie will change the world…"

The cast includes:

  • Aoi Koga as Ange
  • Akira Sekine as Princess
  • Yō Taichi as Dorothy
  • Akari Kageyama as Beatrice
  • Nozomi Furuki as Chise

Ayaka Imamura, the voice actress for Ange in the previous television series, retired in June 2018 due to her worsening health. Imamura's agency With Line collaborated with the film's production committee and staff, who held new auditions for the Ange role.

Masaki Tachibana (Barakamon, .hack//Quantum) is returning from the previous television series to direct the film at Actas. However, the film's credits do not also list Studio 3Hz, which worked on the television series with Actas. Also, Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Solty Rei) is supervising and writing the script, instead of the television anime's Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress).

Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino's Journey, Sky Girls) is still credited with the original character designs, and Yukie Akiya (Celestial Method, Code:Breaker) adapted the designs for animation. However, Kimitake Nishio (Moetan, ToHeart2) is also designing characters for the film, and is credited as the sole chief animation director without Akiya.

Concept artist Munashichi, mechanical designer Fumihiro Katagai, researcher Seiichi Shirato, setting design collaborator Rasenjin Hayami, prop designer Ryou Akizuki, art director Miho Sugiura, art designers Morihito Ohara and Yuuho Taniuchi, color key artist Yuko Tsumori, HOA (Head of 3D Animation) Tri-Slash, graphic artist Hirofumi Araki, compositing director of photography Yu Wakabayashi, and editor Gō Sadamatsu are all returning from the series. Art designers Goichi Taniguchi and Noboru Jitsuhara are now listed in the film's credits, and Showgate is distributing the film.

Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) is back to compose the music with sound director Yoshikazu Iwanami.

The films will be ntirely new works (as opposed to compilations) that tell a story after the final television series episode. The first film was originally slated for this year.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the television anime series for the summer 2017 streaming season and also for home video. Sentai Filmworks described the television 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.

Source: Princess Principal anime's Twitter account

Update: Twitter account's link fixed. Thanks, sdsichero.

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