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TV Anime for 'Valkyrie Drive' Multimedia Project Announced

by trebmeg
Mar 21, 2015 6:08 AM | 75 Comments
The multimedia project Valkyrie Drive has been announced at AnimeJapan 2015 to consist of an anime series titled Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, a PS Vita game subtitled Bhikkhuni, and a smartphone game subtitled Siren.

Main cast and staff members and the studio were announced. The anime's first PV, which featured the image song, was also announced. The series is set on an artificial island called Mermaid where a fight unfolds between beautiful girls using ecchi battle styles.

Anime Cast
Mamori Shojo: Mikako Izawa
Mirei Shikishima: Yuka Iguchi (Toaru Majutsu no Index, Girls und Panzer)

Staff
Director, Character Design: Hiraku Kaneko (Seikon no Qwaser, Maken-Ki! Two)
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda (Highschool of the Dead, Maken-Ki!)
Studio: Arms
Production: Genco

Image Song: "Oh no, Oh no" by Hitomi Harada

PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoLnEWUP71s

Official website: http://valkyriedrive.jp/

Source: Otakomu

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid on MAL

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animation looks pretty fucking good for Arms, wtf

Mar 25, 2015 3:02 AM by Ninjutsu

>Arms

*sigh*

Mar 25, 2015 2:58 AM by SuperIdolNico

The image song pumps me up, i need to use it for when i gym.

Mar 24, 2015 2:51 PM by IheartC2

Honestly, Im against of using yuri for fanservice but damn, the yuri kisses in the PV were good >//< not gonna take this too seriously tho

Mar 24, 2015 11:45 AM by badwolf45f

I'm in for the yuri. They'd better not put any male MC in it.

Mar 24, 2015 11:39 AM by adipati_sepuh

thepath said:
I hope it succeeds, so more entertaining anime like this get animated.

Your favorite anime are not even that good (except for madoka).
Entertaining is subjective, the fact that this is garbage is objective

Mar 24, 2015 8:03 AM by Momono

Forever_A said:
OriginalGengar said:
Most of the yuri fans Ive seen are really into the romance aspect, actually, but I'm probably just on the right sites for that.


Like me...I'm really hoping that Cross Ange has some influence in the future of anime to improve the yuri romance with lots of canon.


I hope Valkyrie Drive is at least better than Cross Ange. Cross Ange is pretty horrible.

Mar 24, 2015 5:56 AM by OriginalGengar

VirtualStar said:
This looks terrible
If this succeeds chances are higher that more garbage like this gets animated
Hoping it flops... even knowing the power of guillible pubert japanese teenagers


I hope it succeeds, so more entertaining anime like this get animated.

Your favorite anime are not even that good (except for madoka).

Mar 24, 2015 4:29 AM by thepath

10/10 guilty pleasure!

Mar 24, 2015 12:34 AM by Aozure

The PV could not contain my laughter.

Mar 23, 2015 12:44 PM by DGemu

OriginalGengar said:
Kotobukii said:


Wow, there are men who like to fetishize gay women?! I had no idea!
/sarcasm.

These men are an obvious minority out of male otaku, thus why most yuri shows aimed at men have flopped.


Judging by the PV, there may be some real romance in there but yeah, I'm not holding my breath.
Most of the yuri fans Ive seen are really into the romance aspect, actually, but I'm probably just on the right sites for that.

But well, even if Valkyrie Drive is going to really suck, I'll take bad yuri anime over another worthless harem any day of the week. It's gonna be a long time until someone is going to adapt a Shuninta or Takemiya manga into anime so we gotta do with what we get, I guess.


It's a Takaki made series if you want good story you need to play the game on the Vita. The games are better than the anime.

Mar 23, 2015 9:07 AM by Hoppy

OriginalGengar said:
Most of the yuri fans Ive seen are really into the romance aspect, actually, but I'm probably just on the right sites for that.


Like me...I'm really hoping that Cross Ange has some influence in the future of anime to improve the yuri romance with lots of canon.

Mar 23, 2015 7:30 AM by Forever_A

This looks terrible
If this succeeds chances are higher that more garbage like this gets animated
Hoping it flops... even knowing the power of guillible pubert japanese teenagers

Mar 22, 2015 8:08 PM by Momono

Yuri soul eater?... what the hell is this... ugh I'll pass.

Mar 22, 2015 10:50 AM by D3pthCharge

It LOOKS amazing. It LOOKS like it has everything I could ever want: good art, awesome ost, hot girls, big ass lewd tits, yuri, yuri that turns girls into badass weapons, cool fight scenes.

But then I see it's being done by ARMS.......Now all of my hopes and dreams are crushed and set to incredibly low standards.

WaterQueenKonoka said:
Stark700 said:
I was not expecting the yuri kiss in the PV. This looks like a bit of Cross And and Ikkitousen
NOOOOO IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE CROSS ANGE THERE ARE NO DAMN FUCKING ROBOTS CROSS ANGE was SHIT SENRAN QWASER BLADE TOUSEN IS WHAT THIS IS ALSO CAN YOU NOT CROSS ANGE HAS A GUY IN IT AND THIS SHOW DOES NOT SO NOOO

Um, how bout you calm the fuck down there chief.

Mar 22, 2015 10:44 AM by Jonesy974

10/10 AOTY, 7/7 Asses, Anime of the Decade. Move aside Fate, Monster, Bebop, etc. Best anime all-time.

Mar 22, 2015 8:51 AM by MFK

This looks like a train wreck. I like girly action anime, so I'll give it a try, but my expectations are pretty low.

Mar 22, 2015 8:27 AM by BurntJelly

Kotobukii said:
Hoppy said:


There are plenty of male yuri shippers, I've seen lots of Senran Kagura yuri my favorite is a pic of Yomi and Minori having hot sex.


Wow, there are men who like to fetishize gay women?! I had no idea!
/sarcasm.

These men are an obvious minority out of male otaku, thus why most yuri shows aimed at men have flopped.


Judging by the PV, there may be some real romance in there but yeah, I'm not holding my breath.
Most of the yuri fans Ive seen are really into the romance aspect, actually, but I'm probably just on the right sites for that.

But well, even if Valkyrie Drive is going to really suck, I'll take bad yuri anime over another worthless harem any day of the week. It's gonna be a long time until someone is going to adapt a Shuninta or Takemiya manga into anime so we gotta do with what we get, I guess.

Mar 22, 2015 8:18 AM by OriginalGengar

no thanks i'll pass this one

Mar 22, 2015 7:48 AM by Cnon

Hoppy said:


There are plenty of male yuri shippers, I've seen lots of Senran Kagura yuri my favorite is a pic of Yomi and Minori having hot sex.


Wow, there are men who like to fetishize gay women?! I had no idea!
/sarcasm.

These men are an obvious minority out of male otaku, thus why most yuri shows aimed at men have flopped.

Mar 22, 2015 6:00 AM by marx-chan

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