Nov 22, 2012

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Queen’s Blade’s Vanquished Queens anime green-lit

Queen’s Blade’s Vanquished Queens anime green-lit

The January issue of Hobby Japan magazine is announcing on Saturday that an anime adaptation of the Queen’s Blade visual book Vanquished Queens has been green-lit. The illustrated short stories in the 2011 book depict the defeats in battle of various Queen’s Blade characters. The two video anime volumes will be bundled on disc with two new Queen’s Blade Premium Visual Books next spring.

Shin Itagaki (Basquash! , Ben-To, Devil May Cry) is directing the new GENCO production at Hoods Entertainment in cooperation with ARMS. Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Samurai Girls) is writing the scripts, and Rin-Sin, Takayuki Noguchi, and Yukiko Ishibashi are credited with the character designs. Satoshi Isono and Shunryō Yamamura are serving as animation directors.

Like the original Vanquished Queens book, the anime is a new story and not a continuation of the earlier Queen’s Blade television series projects.

The Queen’s Blade franchise began with Hobby Japan’s fantasy game books, which are Japanese spinoffs from Flying Buffalo’s Lost Worlds game series. (In these games, players simulate turn-based fighting with books that each represent a character.) The Queen’s Blade books already inspired three television anime series and several original video anime volumes.

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