The official blog of the Queen’s Blade franchise began streaming a 108-second promotional video on Friday for the two original anime DVDs bundled with the Queen’s Blade Premium Visual Books. The first Queen’s Blade Premium Visual Book will ship on October 29, and Queen’s Blade Rebellion Premium Visual Book will ship on January 28, 2012.
The all-new original anime project is set after the Queen’s Blade competition of Hobby Japan’s original games but before the Rebellion storyline. In particular, they feature the animated debut of the characters Annerotte (Aya Endo) and Siggy (Yu Kobayashi).
Yousei Morino is directing the new anime at ARMS, the studio behind the previous Queen’s Blade anime releases. Hideki Shirane and Michiko Itou are scripting the new anime, and Rin-Sin, Takayuki Noguchi, and Yukiko Ishibashi are returning to design the characters and oversee the animation.