Queen's Blade Unlimited OVA's 2nd Episode Previewed in Video
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hobby Japan began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the second episode in the Queen's Blade Unlimited video anime series. The video reveals that the second episode will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on February 28, 2020. The episode, titled "Joōheika Gozenjiai" (Queen Contest), will be 27 minutes long.
The second episode stars:
- Kaori Mizuhashi as Elina
- Kanae Itō as Airi
- Mamiko Noto as Tomoe
- Yuki Kaida as Listy
- Yuko Goto as Menace
- Ayana Taketatsu as Aldra
- Aya Hirano as Nanael
- Aya Suzaki as Michel
The first episode, "Elina no Tabidachi" (Beginning of Elina's Journey), shipped on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in July 2018.
Hobby Japan is credited with the original work, and Miyagomono-ya Hans is credited with the original concept and supervision. Gabi Kisaragi is directing the anime at Fortes, while Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Samurai Girls, Vanquished Queens) is penning the script in collaboration with Eiji Okita, the writer of the Queen's Blade novels. Shinya Ōsaki (Tokyo Necro) of Unknown Games is credited with the original rebooted character designs, and Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Queen's Blade: Grimoire) and Yukiko Ishibashi (Queen's Blade: Rebellion, Vanquished Queens) are credited as character designers as well as chief animation directors.
The first Queen's Blade anime adapting Hobby Japan's combat picture book series based on the Lost Worlds game premiered in 2009. The franchise has since inspired two additional television anime and multiple original video anime, manga, and novels. Media Blasters released the first two anime series in North America, and Sentai Filmworks released the third series and the Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors OVA.