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New ‘Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-‘ Anime DVD/BD Promo Highlights Character CD

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Valkyrie DriveMedia Factory has queued up their release plans for the fall 2015 anime series Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- recently and now they’re focusing more on the individual releases. The first bit of new marketing comes in the form of an 80-second promo that highlights the first character song CD that’s included with the debut volume. The series is getting a six-volume release that begins on December 18th, 2015 and will run monthly until completion. The DVD releases are priced at 6,480 yen each while the Blu-ray’s are priced at 7,560 yen each. Check the chart below for dates and known bonus/extras included.

With plans for a console game and smartphone game in the works, the TV series is being developed that will play a key part in the overall promotion scheme. Animated by ARMS, the series will be directed by Hikaru Kaneko based on scripts by Yousuke Kuroda. Kaneko is also handling the character designs for the series.

The previously announced cast includes Yurika Kubo as Meifon Sakura, Yuna Yoshino as Akira Hiiragi, Masumi Tazawa as Kasumi Shigure, Asami Seto as Charlotte Scherzen, Hitomi Harada as Momoka Sagara, Mikako Izawa as Mamori Shojo, Yuka Iguchi as Mirei Shikishima, Saori Ōnishi as Rein Hasumi, Azumi Asakura as Lady J and Kikuko Inoue as Torino Kazami.

Plot concept: The “beautiful girl sexy battle action” anime is set on five artificial islands. A girl named Mamori Tokonome is transferred to one of those islands, “Mermaid.” When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn’t stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.

Volume Date Extras
1 12/18/15 Character Song CD, Bonus OVA short, audio commentary, clean opening, clean closing, promo
2 01/27/16 Character Song CD, Bonus OVA short, audio commentary, 
3 02/24/16 Character Song CD, Bonus OVA short, audio commentary
4 03/23/16 Character Song CD, Bonus OVA short, audio commentary
5 04/26/16 Character Song CD, Bonus OVA short, audio commentary
6 05/25/16 Character Song CD, Bonus OVA short, audio commentary

[Source: Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-]

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