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Collar×Malice 2-Part Anime Film Project Opens on May 26, June 23

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
More cast, visual, story information also revealed

The official website for Gekijōban Collar×Malice Deep Cover, the two-part theatrical anime adaptation of Idea Factory's Otomate brand's Collar x Malice game, revealed on Sunday that the two films will open on May 26 and June 23, respectively.


The website also revealed two more cast members. Kaede Hondo will voice the heroine Ichika Hoshino (unvoiced in the original game), and Katsuyuki Konishi will voice an original character named Mitsuru Sowa (pictured below). Mai Hanamura drew the design for the new character, and also drew the new visual pictured above. Additionally, the staff revealed that the films will tell an original story of "another incident" that takes place on the "other side" of the X-Day Incident.


Studio DEEN is animating the film, and Avex Pictures is distributing. Mai Hanamura is credited for the original character designs. Kizu will perform the theme song "Ningen×Shikkaku" (No Longer×Human).

The film stars a returning cast from the game:

Localization company Aksys Games describes Collar×Malice:

A terrorist organization's brutal attack has left you fitted with a deadly souvenir — a poisonous collar that could end your life at any moment. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!

Otomate originally released the Collar×Malice otome mystery visual novel in Japan in August 2016, and Aksys Games released the game in English in July 2017. The Collar×Malice UNLIMITED fan disc — which included an interlude, sequel story, and three side stories — shipped for PlayStation Vita in Japan in July 2018.

The Switch version of both Collar×Malice and Collar×Malice UNLIMITED bundled together released in Japan in March 2020. The English version of Collar×Malice UNLIMITED shipped in North America in August of that same year.

Sources: Gekijōban Collar×Malice Deep Cover film's website and Twitter account, Gamer

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