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ACCA 13 Original Video Anime Previewed in 2 New Videos

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
OVA screens in theaters in February before March release on home video

Bandai Namco Arts began streaming two new videos on Friday 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.

The OVA will debut in 13 theaters in Japan for a limited one-week screening run beginning on February 14. The theaters are Shinjuku Piccadilly, Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas, Yokohama Burg 13, Keisei Rosa 10, MOVIX Saitama, MOVIX Utsunomiya, Sapporo Cinema Frontier, Namba Parks Cinema, Movix Kyoto, Kobe Kokusai Shochiku, Midland Square Cinema, MOVIX Kurashiki, and T-Joy Hakata.

The OVA will then ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on March 27. The OVA is 45 minutes long, while the stage reading is 90 minutes long. The anime's cast and staff reunited for the special.

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

Yen Press is publishing the manga in North America. 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.

Source: Bandai Namco Arts' YouTube channel

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