The news comes via AnimeJapan, at Tokyo Big Sight today. The new trans-media project is made up of three separate and yet connected entities, a PS Vita game, a social game, and finally a TV anime.
Release dates for the projects have not been announced.
We’ve compiled the information for all three below:
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Anime
The new TV anime features character designs by Hiraku Kaneko, with oversight by Yosuke Kuroda, and finally a production by studio ARMS. The story in Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid occurs on the eponymous island Mermaid, one of five man-mad islands, where reportedly “sexy battles” among gorgeous women happen.
The characters confirmed thus far are Maiden Mamori and Mirei Shikishima, voiced by Mikaki Izawa and Yuka Iguchi respectively.
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni video game
[Editor’s note: The original report from Dengeki listed the game for PS Vita. This has since been removed, so for now we’ll keep an eye on this game as it develops.]
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni‘s is in development by Marvelous and Meteorise, the developers behind Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit.
Details regarding the game’s narrative are yet to be confirmed but, if it follows the formula of the other two projects, it probably occurs on the island of Bhikkhuni.
The production staff include Japan’s “huge boob producer”, Kenichiro Takaki, and character designer Warai Manakakko.
The characters thus far confirmed are Ranka and Rinka Kagurazaka, voiced by Kanae Ito and Aya Suzaki respectively.
Valkyrie Drive: Siren social game
Valkyrie Drive: Siren occurs on an artificial island called “Siren,” where a battle puts the lives of young maidens in danger. The social game will be free-to-play, and have microtransactions. The story is set to be a tie-in with the TV anime and the PS Vita game.
The cast so far includes Setsuke Kisaragi, who will be voiced by Ayaka Ohashi, and Urara Sashou, who will be voiced by Azusa Tadokoro.
You can visit the project’s official website here.