After the broadcast of its final 12th episode in Japan last night, the official website for the summer 2022 TV anime Prima Doll announced that its prequel and sequel episodes will be released in the form of a kinetic novel (A form of visual novel that does not give the player a choice). The TV anime series was produced as part of the new mixed-media project produced by the game brand Key (Kanon, AIR, CLANNAD) and aired from July 8 to September 23, 2022.
The main scenarios of the four-episode series will be written by the TV anime’s series composition writer Toya Okano. All of the main voice cast from the TV anime will reprise their roles and new music written for the kinetic novel will be added. Bibury Animation Studios, the studio worked on the TV anime, will provide new illustrations.
The first three episodes will be released in 2023, then the fourth and final episode “Prima Doll: Encore,” which tells an after story about the dolls at Kuronekotei, will be available in 2024.
“Prima Doll” TV anime official trailer:
“Prima Doll” story introduction:
Cafe Kurokoneko-tei. It is a coffee shop located in a corner of the 5th district of the Imperial Capital. Working there are girls who are autonomous mechanical dolls (automata), the culmination of the best of technology. The Great War just ended a few years ago. The girls were created as weapons there. Eventually, the peace that followed the war arrived. Restored to look as good as new, dressed in shiny kimonos They are looking for a new role, and singing in high spirits. Wouldn’t you like to spend a wonderful time with them?
Main voice cast:
- Haizakura: Azumi Waki
- Karasuba: Tomori Kusunoki
- Gekka: Miyu Tomita
- Houkiboshi: Yuki Nakashima
- Retzel: Akari Kito
- Nagi Tooma: Ayumu Murase
- Chiyo: Misaki Kuno
- Otome Okumiya: Ayaka Suwa
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