It’s been a quite a while since I last posted about an upcoming anime series (with the exception of what I intend to watch next season), but the announcement of one in particular has caught my interest.
Before I get to that, I will also mention that Sakuya Amano’s Konohana Kitan manga will be getting an anime adaptation – though that’s about all we know for the time being. I’ll probably share more information once it becomes available.
With that out of the way, let’s take a look at what has been announced for the new original anime series Princess Principal.
Set to premier in the summer, Princess Principal is a “spy action” series that focuses on five girls in 19th century London. London is a city in the Albion Kingdom that is divided into east and west by a large wall. The girls themselves are undercover spies enrolled as students at the prestigious Queen’s Mayfair School, who make use of their abilities to remain active in the underground world of disguise, espionage, infiltration and car chases.
Along with the synopsis, the official website for the anime also has a PV, cast, staff and character designs.
Masaki Tachibana (Barakamon, .hack//Quantum) is directing the series at Studio 3Hz and Actas. In charge of series composition and writing the scripts is Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress). The original character designer is Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino’s Journey, Sky Girls), whilst Yukie Akiya (Celestial Method, Code:Breaker) is adapting the characters for animation and also has the role of co-chief animation director for the series. The music will be composed by Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero).
Other staff members:
– Co-Chief Animation Director: Kimitake Nishio
– Concept Art: Munashichi
– Mechanical Design: Fumihiro Katagai
– Researcher: Seiichi Shirato
– Setting Collaboration: Rasenjin Hayami
– Prop Design: Ryou Akizuki
– Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
– Art Director: Nobutaka Ike
– Background Art: Morihito Ohara and Yuuho Taniuchi
– Colour Design: Yuko Tsumori
– Head of 3D Animation: Tri-Slash
– Graphic Art: Hirofumi Araki
– Director of Photography: Yu Wakabayashi
– Editor: Gō Sadamatsu
That London setting immediately drew my interest towards this particular anime, and I quite like the character designs and synopsis too. Summer is really turning out to be quite an interesting season, and Princess Principal just adds to that.