1st Princess Principal Sequel Film Opens on February 11

The official website for the Princess Principal: Crown Handler sequel films announced that the first film in the series will open in Japan on February 11, 2021. The film was originally slated to open on April 21 earlier this year, but the films’ production committee delayed the film’s release, in order to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as well as the health and safety of moviegoers.

The Princess Principal: Crown Handler film series is a six-film sequel project to the Princess Principal television anime.

The cast includes:

  • Aoi Koga as Ange
  • Akira Sekine as Princess
  • Yō Taichi as Dorothy
  • Akari Kageyama as Beatrice
  • Nozomi Furuki as Chise

Ayaka Imamura, the voice actress for Ange in the previous television series, retired in June 2018 due to her worsening health.

Masaki Tachibana (Barakamon.hack//Quantum) is returning from the previous television series to direct the film at ActasNoboru Kimura (Gundam Build DiversSolty Rei) is supervising and writing the script, instead of the television anime’s Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionKabaneri of the Iron Fortress). The film’s main five cast members perform the film’s ending theme song “Nowhere Land.”Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka MagicaFate/Zero) is back to compose the music with sound director Yoshikazu Iwanami.

The films will be entirely new works (as opposed to compilations) that tell a story after the final television series episode. The first film was previously slated for last year.

Sources: Princess Principal: Crown Handler‘s website, The Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web

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