The ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. anime series had its run back in the winter 2017 season and saw release here but it looks like that’s not the end. While there are a few permutations of the manga in the last few years, a new OVA was announced under the subheading of Regards for it. The OVA was originally tentatively planned for a limited October theatrical debut but due to typhoon related issues has now been set for a one-week screening beginning February 14th, 2020. It’s then scheduled for a home video release on March 27th, 2020. With that in mind, a new promotional video has landed for the home video release side now that the theatrical event is about to wrap up.
The special’s story is set in the capital city of Badon one year after the events of the television anime, and shows Jean and the rest of the ACCA department preparing for the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the new order. For the characters — caught between rumors of unrest, unchanging days, new crossroads, gazes remembered in memories, and days of new beginnings — time once again begins to move forward.”
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The series was directed by Shingo Natsume based on the series composition by Tomohiro Suzuki. Norifumi Kugai worked on the character designs while Madhouse produced the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Hiro Shimono as Gene Otus, Kenjirou Tsuda as Nino, Junichi Suwabe asGlossular, Kouji Yusa as Lilium, Tooru Ookawa as Spade, Hikaru Midorikawa as Pastis, Hiroki Yasumoto as Pine, Aoi Yuuki as Lotta, Atsuko Tanaka as Mauve, HirokiGotou as Pochard, Youji Ueda as Owl, Tomoaki Maeno as Knot, Taku Yashiro as Rail, Mamoru Miyano as Schwan,Yuto Uemura as Maggie, Ryuusei Nakao as Falke 2nd, Unshou Ishizuka as Kuvarumu, Aya Suzaki as Eider and Wataru Hatano as Gurus.
ONE III NOTES will be handling the opening theme song “Shadow and Truth” while Aira Yuuki will be performing the ending theme song with “Pale Moon ga Yureteru”.
Plot concept: The kingdom of Dowa, which is subdivided into 13 states, is celebrating its monarch’s 99th birthday. These thirteen states have many agencies that are controlled by the giant organization known as ACCA. Within ACCA, Jean Otis is the second-in-command of the inspection agency. His agency has 10 people placed in each of the 13 states, with a central office in the capital city. They keep track of all the activities of ACCA across the kingdom, and keep data on each state’s ACCA office flowing towards the central office. Jean also often has business trips from the capital to the other districts, to check on the situation and personnel there.