‘Prima Doll Encore’ is a web novel series published by Visual Arts, a Japanese publisher. The sequel ‘Prima Doll Interlude’ was published by ASCII Media Works for their Dengeki G’s Magazine. It was adapted for an anime by the Japanese production company Bibury Animation Studios which will be launched in July 2022.
Sentai Filmworks announced that they are picking up the series for a home video release and will simulcast the show on the HiDive streaming service.
“Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Prima Doll, the anime adaptation of acclaimed visual novel studio Key’s multimedia franchise of the same name, for audiences worldwide (excluding Asia). Sentai will premiere the series exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, during the Summer 2022 simulcast season,” they said on their website.
They added that the “series stars Azumi Waki (The Helpful Fox Senko-san, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, Blend S) as Haizakura, Tomori Kusunoki (Wonder Egg Priority, The Misfit of Demon King Academy, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online) as Karasuba, Miyu Tomita (MADE IN ABYSS, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Dorohedoro) as Gekka, Yuki Nakashima (BanG Dream! 2nd Season, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Usakame) as Hokiboshi and Akari Kito (Demon Slayer, Classroom of the Elite, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun) as Retzel.”
Sentai Filmworks celebrated the announcement on Twitter:
— Sentai 💚 (@SentaiFilmworks) June 9, 2022
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Kuronekotei—a cafe located in the imperial capital’s fifth ward. Girls who work there are autonomous mechanical dolls, also known as automata. They were originally created as weapons for the great war that ended only a few years ago. Now, they are now looking for new roles in a peaceful world.”
The anime is written by Kai and Tōya Okano with Akane Yano handling the character designs. Two manga adaptions are being released including ‘Prima Doll New Order’ and ‘Prima Doll: Welcome to Kuronekotei.’
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