Sentai Filmworks Licenses Key’s Prima Doll Anime E! News UK
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it had obtained a license Visual Arts/Keymultimedia project Prima doll. The company will stream the anime exclusively on HIDIVE worldwide except for Asia as it airs in Japan. Sentai Filmworks will also release the anime on home video.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo-MX and MBS July 8, the B.S. Asahi July 10 and AT-X July 11.
The cast of the anime includes Azumi Waki like Haizakura, Tomori Kusunoki like Karasuba, Miyu Tomita like Gekka, Yuki Nakashima like Hо̄kiboshi, Akari Kitō like Retzel, Ayumu Murase like Nagi Toma, Misaki Kuno like Chiyo, and Ayaka Suwa like Otome Okunomiya.
Tensho (Azure Lanerewrite) directs the anime to Bibury Animation Studio. Toya Okano and KAI are in charge of the script and the composition of the series. Akane Yano designs the characters and is also the chief animation director. NaGa, Fuzichoco, Yui Hara, In Morikuraand lack are credited as the original character designers.
Cat Noir, a group consisting of the anime’s five main actresses as characters, will perform the opening theme song “Tin Toy Melody”, as well as a song from the franchise titled “Yumesaki Hare Butai”.
The project revolves around autonomous mechanical dolls, or automatons. They work at the Kuronekotei, a cafe located on the corner of the fifth district of the imperial capital. However, they were originally made as weapons for a great war that ended a few years ago. Now they have been restored and dressed in shiny kimonos.
The franchise will have two different manga adaptations. The first is Prima doll New order (see below left), which will take place under Kadokawait is Dengeki G comic manga label on the ComicWalker and Nico Nico Seiga websites. Yuriko Asamiwho previously drew the Angel Beats! : The gate of paradise and The angel beats! -The last operation for Visual Arts/Keyit is The angel beats! project, will draw the manga.
The second manga, Prima doll ~Yōkoso Kuronekotei e~ (seen on the right), will work on the comic Bushiroad manga website. Daiko Toda will draw the manga.
Visual Arts/Key announced the project in October 2020. The project also includes figures by Kotobukiyaa serialization of short stories and web novels.
Source: Sentai Filmworks