The summer 2017 anime series Princess Principal finished up and in 2018 revealed that it would get a sequel in anime form as a six-part film project. The first film in the project was set for an April 10th, 2020 debut as Princess Principal: Crown Handler. Unsurprisingly, it was delayed indefinitely thanks to the pandemic but things are now getting back into place. The film arrived in Japan today with February 11th, 2021 debut, and now some details on the second project have surfaced with that. It looks like, tentatively speaking as we have to when it comes to theatrical dates, the second film will arrive in the fall of 2021 in Japan. If vaccinations continue to roll out and the virus eases some, it’s likely to land without any problems.
The production saw some changes from the TV series, notably with Aoi Koga taking on the role of Ange instead of Ayaka Imamura, who retired in 2018 due to health issues. The production has Masaki Tachibana back to direct but working with Noboru Kimura on the screenplay.
The Japanese cast includes Aoi Koga as Ange, Akira Sekine as Princess, You Taichi as Dorothy, Akari Kageyama as Beatrice, Nozomi Furuki as Chise, Takayuki Sugou as L, Miyuki Sawashiro as 7, Takumi Yamazaki as Colonel, Takaya Hashi as Duke Normandy, and Yuuko Iida as Gazelle.
The theme song for the film is “LIES and TIES” by Void_Chords featuring Yui Mugino.
Plot Concept: The stage is set during the 19th century London, in its capital where a wall divides the east and west of the Kingdom of Albion. Five high school girls, who enrolled in the prestigious Queens May Fair School, are involved in spy activities that involve disguise, infiltration, car chase, and more. These girls take advantage of their special abilities and fly around the shadow world.