My-Otome, Tide-Line Blue to Be Released By Bandai Entertainment in 2007

February 2, 2007 (Cypress, Ca) – Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today that it has acquired two new anime series MY-OTOME and TIDE-LINE BLUE.

Sunrise's My-Otome, which follows its popular series My-HiME, also released by Bandai Entertainment, INC., is a re-imagining of the story, with the characters from My-HiME now in a new world. Arika Yumemiya must accept her destiny in a feudalistic world and follow in her mother's footsteps of becoming an Otome. The 26 episode series will be released over 7 volumes with a story by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Gundam Seed Destiny) and music by Yuki Kajiura (.hack//SIGN, Gundam Seed). The first volume will be released from Bandai Entertainment in June.

Tide Line Blue, a 13 episodes series, is from Satoru Ozawa, the creator of the smash hit Blue Submarine No. 6 (also released in the US by Bandai Entertainment.) Tide-Line Blue features character designs by anime veteran Aikihiko Yamashiata (Giant Robo, Gin Rei, Princess Nine). When an apocalyptic disaster results in 90% of the earth's surface being flooded, mankind is forced to rebuild the world. When the commander of one of the few remaining nuclear submarines tries to take matters into his own hands, a group young mariners rises to the challenge. Tide Line Blue Vol. 1 is scheduled for a summer release.

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