The summer and fall 2014 series Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious has been pretty quiet in general since the show didn’t get an overseas pickup and there was little real noise made about it overall from the committee partners. The show is getting ready to come to a close and now Pony Canyon has set the Japanese release date for the series. Running as twelve minute episodes for the twenty-four episode run, it’ll arrive in box set form on April 15th, 2015. The Blu-ray box set is priced at 24,624 yen while the DVD set is priced at 21,384 yen. Check out the packaging design below.
On disc extras for the release so far include the clean opening and closing sequences, commercial and promotional video collections and the trailer. The set will include a radio drama CD as well.
The cast includes Yui Makino as Francesca and Asami Tano as Exorcist. Additional casting includes Hiroki Takahashi as Toshizō Hijikata, Tarusuke Shingaki as Kazue Sōma and Daisuke Nagumo as Nobori Nakajima. The project was born originally from a regional promotional campaign to attract tourism and has sprawled into a lot of different areas from there, from merchandise and apps to snacks and more. And even at this late stage of the production, we’ve still not heard hardly anything about the team behind the series.
Property concept: Francesca, the heroine of the story, is an “undead idol” who’s a little spacey, but has a lot of energy. Francesca is a zombie girl with a big appetite, and her favorite foods are dishes from Hokkaido. Although she can separate her body parts from each other, she is very clumsy, so she often puts them back in the wrong places.