Queen's Blade Rebellion
Queen's Blade Rebellion is a series of visual combat books published by Hobby Japan. The sequel to Queen's Blade, it features an all-new cast of characters as well as remakes of characters from the original series. Like Queen's Blade before it, Rebellion is compatible with Flying Buffalo's Lost Worlds gamebooks; the first gamebook, featuring Annelotte, was released on November 29, 2008, with a total of twelve gamebooks available in Japan as of December 16, 2011. An original video animation by Arms was announced, released two episodes from October 2011 to January 2012. There are two manga adaptations based on the Rebellion universe being serialized; the first adaptation, illustrated by Riri Sagara, began serialization in Hobby Japan's online manga magazine Comic Dangan in December 2011, while the second manga adaptation, illustrated by Iku Nanzaki, began serialization in the December 2011 issue of Comp Ace. An anime adaptation by Arms aired on AT-X and other networks between April and June 2012.
The anime is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks. Set after the events of Queen's Blade and the entire Continent has fallen under a tyrannical rule led by Claudette, the Thundercloud Queen and victor of the last Queen's Blade tournament. Annelotte, a brave young knight and exiled princess, leads a band of rebels called the Rebel Army to overthrow Claudette and restore peace and order to the Continent. Annelotte Kreutz Voiced by: Aya Endo. A member of the Knight Corps of Margrave Kreutz, she was raised as a boy named Alphonse Kreutz. However, tragedy struck. While fleeing from Queen Claudette's Assassins in the Elven Forest, she was taken in by Alleyne after being wounded and became her student, receiving formal swordstraining from her. Seeking revenge for her fallen comrades, she formed the Rebel Army with a group of similarly-fated female warriors in an attempt to otherthrow the Queen, it is revealed through the Bitōshi Senki visual book and through the gamebook itself that she is half-demon, when pushed to the edge, she transforms to her demonic form, which consists of her having black hair, pointed ears, pale skin, red eyes.
Her silver armor turns gold to reflect this change, in this state is powerful enough to overwhelm Elina and Mirim, but loses all sense of reason and turns into a berserker, unable to distinguish friend from foe. Through her demonic powers, she fights on horseback with the aid of her spectral steed Ambrosius, wields Grim Venus, a broadsword that can be converted to a lance at will. In this state, she calls herself the "Possessed Knight", it is hinted through flashbacks of the second Queen's Blade anime adaptation that Annelotte may be Aldra's long lost sister, as a white-haired figure resembling her can be seen walking with the latter. This is further hinted by Annelotte being a half-demon like Aldra, it is confirmed in the third volume of the Bitōshi Senki visual book, as they both reunite and remember their past. Her official English name is "Princess Knight Annelotte", her name is a pun on the demon Astaroth. Created by Eiwa. Huit and Vante Voiced by: Minori Chihara and Yukiko Takaguchi, she is Annelotte's childhood friend, refers to her as "big brother".
She is the daughter of Cyan, a legendary alchemist, is a good friend of the weaponsmith Cattleya. Despite her genius IQ, she behaves like a spoiled child, she controls Vante, an elf-like wind-up automaton, built by Yuit's mother, through a remote control she carries, acts under the orders written on the rune. Because of this, Vante can fall into the wrong hands if the remote is stolen; the two of them together are known in English as the "Alchemy Miracle". Yuit and Vante are illustrated by Wolf artist Keito Koume. Tarnyang and Sainyang Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu and Kei Shindō, they are the descendents of a lineage of exorcists, carrying the responsibility of protecting the village for generations, are bound by an unbreakable cord called the Ryu-Rin-Ren, wrapped around their necks. They left for a journey in the outside world to bring back the Goshintai, a mysterious divine protection that has once made Shai-Fang a warm and peaceful land, it is revealed that this "Goshintai" is a human, a girl called the "Child of the Dragon", considered a being with god-like powers in Shai-Fang.
Tarnyang, the older sister, is a holy sword user wielding a jian with a strong-willed, but cheerful, personality. Sainyang, the younger sister and more taciturn of the two, can use arts with a mysterious powe
Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes. Elfen Lied revolves around the interactions, views and differences between human beings and the Diclonii, a mutant species similar to humans in build but distinguishable by two horns on their heads and "vectors", transparent telekinetically controlled arms that have the power to manipulate and cut objects within their reach; the series is centered on the teenage Diclonius girl "Lucy", rejected by human beings and subsequently wants revenge. The series' title is German as well as Dutch for "Elves' Song" or more formally "song of the elves'" and takes its name from the song "Elfenlied", featured in the story. Elfen Lied involves themes of social alienation, prejudice, abuse, jealousy and the value of humanity, it is noted for the graphic violence, emotional themes of how the characters change through, the overall transgressive subject matter of the whole story.
A 13-episode anime television series adaptation was produced by the studio Arms and broadcast on AT-X from July to October 2004. The anime began airing; the anime series has been licensed in North America by ADV Films and in Australia by Madman Entertainment. ADV Films said the series was one of their bestselling and "most notorious" releases of 2005; the Anime Network is streaming the series in English and French. Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa, focuses on the "Diclonius", a newly mutated species, their appearance is similar to humans, but with several differences, namely horn-like protrusions on the forehead and the presence of telekinetic invisible arms called "Vectors". One such Diclonius, Lucy, is the main character of the series: Initially held in a facility built for experimentation, located off the coast of Kamakura, she manages to escape and wreak havoc, but is injured in the process, an event which causes her to develop a secondary, childlike personality known as Nyu.
Lucy is found by two locals, who studies at the local university, his cousin Yuka. They take her in, become involved with the numerous brutal, attempts to recapture her by a Special Assault Team and a number of other Diclonius, who shift from oblivious to murderous. Much of the plot of Elfen Lied revolves around the Diclonii species, which resemble humans. Diclonii powers involve the use of invisible arms, known as "vectors", that can grasp and impact things as if they are solid, but become insubstantial and pass through objects, they can slice objects as well, how Diclonii kill their victims. Vectors have a limited range of a few meters, but the length varies among each Diclonius. Diclonii demonstrate the ability to sense one another. A key point of debate throughout the series is the Diclonius propensity towards violence. Many have a vendetta against humans, have ambitions to wipe out the human race and populate the world with their own species, it is disputed and contradicted during the series as to how Diclonii develop their violent behavior, whether it is part of their genetic DNA or whether it stems from abuse by humans.
If a Diclonius vector penetrates or so much as touches a human male body, the "vector virus" is transferred to the human, causing their children to be born as Diclonii. An incident involving the escape of a child Diclonius during Kurama's early years, where the Diclonius' vectors penetrated him without causing him pain, resulted in Mariko being born a Diclonius and Kurama taking precautions against a recurrence by urging Bando to be sterilized. All Diclonii born from human parents are female. There is only one Diclonius, capable of reproducing: Lucy, the "queen"; when Elfen Lied was being adapted into an anime series, director Mamoru Kanbe was recommended to work on the series by the series composer, Takao Yoshioka. Yoshioka believed that Kanbe's general drawing style and composition would be ideal to adapt the manga, still in publication at the time, into an anime series. Kanbe himself reluctant about joining the production, gained interest in it upon reading the manga. While the manga was still ongoing at the time and the production team were forced to condense the plot of the series into thirteen episodes though they felt it was necessary to make more as several significant plot details in the manga which Kanbe felt he could have used to make the series more emotive were left out.
According to Kanbe, he considered Elfen Lied as a "love story," and he wanted to "bring viewers to tears." Thus, he made attempts throughout the series to provide a contrast of emotions, commenting that he could make the violence exemplify this throughout the series. The production team were surprised by Okamoto's choice of Kamakura as a setting for the series; this can be seen in several examples, such as on top of a set of steps overlooking the coastline, where many of the interactions between characters take place. This is used as an importan
I"s is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masakazu Katsura. The story's main character is 16-year-old high school student Ichitaka Seto, in love with his classmate Iori Yoshizuki, but too shy to tell her. Again and again he plans to tell her his true feelings. Things become more complicated when Itsuki Akiba returns to Japan. Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan from 1997 to 2000, the series was collected into 15 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha, it was adapted into a two-episode original video animation, titled From I"s, in 2002, a six-part OVA, called I"s Pure, released in 2005 and 2006. The manga and both OVAs were licensed in North America by Viz Media; the manga was released from April 2005 to September 2007, while the OVAs were released as a box set on March 24, 2009. Ichitaka Seto Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai, Katsuhito Nomura. Thus, he's prone to rude comments when it seems some people are just trying to help, can place an emotional wall in front of himself when people ask about his feelings.
Many complications get in the way of Ichitaka's goal of being with Iori, such as amorous pursuits made towards him by other girls. Regardless, he thinks about Iori and it would seem he'd want nothing more than for her to be his girlfriend. Throughout the series he finds himself lost in daydreaming or imagination, several times, he drifts off right in front of Iori. Iori Yoshizuki Voiced by: Kumi Sakuma, Shizuka Ito. Iori is prim and friendly, not to mention gorgeous. She's a girl who's easy to get along with; this positive outlook is put to the test from the beginning of the series, which opens on a magazine article featuring Iori in a swimsuit spread. Iori's the center of attention, she finds it difficult to differentiate whether people like her for herself or her beauty. Itsuki Akiba Voiced by: Tamaki Nakanishi, Asuka Nakase. Loud and shameless, seems to be a complete opposite of Iori, including her affinity towards wearing boyish clothing and having a short haircut. Itsuki and Ichitaka had been friends since grade school, with Itsuki being an emotional coach to Ichitaka regarding girls.
The two seemed to become closer than friends in their young life, a relationship, interrupted when Itsuki moved away to America four years before the series begins. Just as abruptly, Itsuki returns to Ichitaka's life soon after the series starts, now a grown young lady, but still with real feelings for Ichitaka. Halfway through the series, she goes back to America to work with a world-renowned sculptor and is further unseen. After she's gone, she seems to appear in Ichitaka's mind to scold him during his bouts of self-pity, though these manifestations are just Ichitaka's subconscious trying to tell him something important. Izumi Isozaki Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki. However, she isn't as shy in expressing her emotions her love for Ichitaka Seto. In fact, she announces her love to everyone she knows. She's a fair bit more daring and is quite superstitious when it comes to love, she tails Seto, on more than one occasion, has tried to seduce Seto to sleep with her in order to prove her love. Izumi persists in attempting to obtain Seto's love and says that she will try whatever it takes to get him to be with her.
She is introduced halfway through the manga, where she meets Seto on the beach during their summer vacation, after that, she discovers that they go to the same school. She falls for Seto after he defends her from her overly-aggressive boyfriend, tricks him into going on dates throughout the series, she is convinced that he is her soulmate, is determined for him to become her boyfriend. Aiko Asō Played by: Konatsu Kato Although her name does not begin with an "I", the "Ai" from "Aiko" represents an "i" sound in Japanese, indirectly marking her as an "i." She is Gemini, quite ditzy, is prone to losing or misplacing her possessions, but is very nice and unbelievably cheerful in bad situations. She has an uncanny resemblance to Iori Yoshizuki, save for a mole under her left eye, her close resemblance to Iori causes Seto some complications when she is introduced three-quarters of the way through the manga. She, as well as Seto, fall in love with one another at a point after they meet. Asō realizes this is a potential problem for Seto and decides to move away in order to keep Seto's and Iori's love intact.
One of the series' running gags is the odd similarities between the women who get in the way of Ichitaka being with Iori. Not only do they all have I names (or AI in the case of Aiko Aso
Venus 5 is a hentai anime two-part series about five schoolgirls with supernatural powers who must defend the Earth from the Evil Inma Empire and their leader, Necros. It is a pornographic parody or rip-off of the Sailor Moon series in regards to the heroines and heroes; the title was created and produced in Japan in 1994 and released in North America by Central Park Media's Anime 18 imprint. It is written by Wataru Amano and Jin Ara. There are only two parts to the series: The first is "The Inma Ball" and the sequel is "Labyrinth of the Inma"; the basic premise is that the Greek Goddess Aphrodite has secretly recruited 5 schoolgirls on earth to be her Venus Warriors. They are bestowed supernatural powers. There is Venus Pink, Venus Blue, Venus Green, Venus Red, Venus Purple, they will be earth's only defense against a perverted force known as the Inma Empire. The leader of the Inma Empire is daughter of the Greek God Apollo; the Inma seek to dominate the world, turning it into a perverted sexual empire.
Hikari is Venus Pink the leader of the Venus 5. At the beginning of the story, she learns of her destiny from a talking cat named Buccha, he is a servant of Aphrodite and is sent to earth to aid and instruct the Venus 5. The girls do not know that they have been selected to be Venus Warriors, Buccha must find them and inform them of their secret identities; every Venus warrior has a secret Venus mark on her body, a symbol that marks them as one of the Venus 5. The series is predominated by strong sexual themes and gratuitous sex, but has mild violence. Hikari Misono / Venus Pink: A natural blonde Japanese student of Golden Star Academy, she has good judgement and is friendly, though she has a bit of a mean streak. VA: Junko Asami Kiyomi Mikawa / Venus Blue: Hikari's best friend. Labeled a'brain' due to her looks and modest personality. VA: Yumi Fukami Ikumi Mihari / Venus Green: Recently enrolled at Golden Star, Ikumi is soft-spoken and kind hearted, but has a tough side due to her involvement in a gang from her previous school.
VA: Fumika Kudō Moyu Miyama / Venus Red: A snobby rich girl who attends Golden Star, but she lightens up once she gets acqauinted by the rest of the Venus team. VA: Rie Iwatsubo Ai Masora / Venus Purple: Local young movie actress who attends Golden Star, she was the only member of the Venus 5 to be discovered by the Inma Empire in'Inma Ball'. She has the dirtiest mind of the Venus 5. VA: Junko Sakuma Buccha: Somewhat perverted, but otherwise dutiful feline lackey of Aphrodite assigned to gather and train the Venus 5. VA: Kenichi Ogata Aphrodite: Greek goddess, intent on saving Earth from the clutches of the Inma Empire with the Venus 5's help, though she's snobby. VA Masami Toyoshima Ken Kanagawa: A mysterious student at Golden Star, at first shady and suspicious to the Venus 5. Empress Necros / Dean Narumi: Perverted ruler of the Inma Empire, futanari, she assumes the disguise of Golden Star's dean. VA: Yumi Takada Marquis Saturn / Hiroto Tsuchiya: Duke of the empire who acts as the Empire's omni-man.
He assumes the disguise of the school's top English teacher. VA: Daiki Nakamura Count Uranus / Yoshihiro Amano: Count of the Empire who features a snake-like twin that protrudes from his stomach and always commands the empire's scouts the goblins, he assumes the disguise of the school's top math teacher. VA: Takehiro Murozono Viscount Neptune / Hiroshi Umino: Viscount of the empire who has a strong sense of smell and is the only Inma lord with a second face on his stomach and tentacles, though he never uses them, he assumes the role of the school's top biology teacher. VA: Hiroshi Yanaka Baron Pluto / Hideki Meino: Baron of the Empire who sports a serpentine twin on his body and has X-ray vision he uses to locate the Venus symbols, he assumes the role of the school's top Physical Education teacher. VA: Kunihiko Yasui Emperor Nero: Abusive and eccentric old elf put in charge of watching Apollo's casket, seen only in Labyrinth of the Inma. Venus 5 at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Venus 5 on IMDb
Queen's Blade is a series of visual combat books published by Hobby Japan inspired by the licensed works from Firelight Game Company's Lost Worlds. First published in 2005, it features erotic and sexually suggestive depictions of an female cast of characters; the overall plot of the game revolves around a tournament called the Queen's Blade, held once every four years to determine a Queen. Since its original release, this title has evolved into a media franchise, spanning four manga adaptations, three anime adaptations, three light novels, a video game adaptation; this title was followed by a sequel Queen's Blade Rebellion, featuring all-new characters as well as remakes of previous characters, a supplement called Queen's Gate, featuring licensed characters from other games and series. In turn, Queen's Blade Rebellion will be followed by Queen's Blade Grimoire, a new series featuring a different story, with more details still to come. Figures of the characters made by various manufacturers, such as Kaiyodo with their Revoltech series, have been produced along with several memorabilia.
A new project including a new anime series featuring new characters in an original story has been announced under the name of Queen's Blade Unlimited. In the Continent, a tournament called the Queen's Blade is held once every four years to determine the most beautiful and powerful Queen. Held in Gainos, the Queen's Capital, various fighters from all over the Continent travel to the Capital to defeat Aldra, the current Queen; the overall story of Queen's Blade focuses on Leina, the heiress of the esteemed Vance Family and next in line for the throne, as she travels to Gainos, encountering many other warriors competing in the Queen's Blade for their own intentions. The original gamebooks feature characters designed by many popular artists, including Hirokazu Hisayuki, Kazuhiro Takamura, Eiwa. Series 1 - Released November 25, 2005. Series 2 - Released December 28, 2005. Series 3 - Released June 9, 2006. Series 4 - Released September 29, 2006. Series 5 - Released December 22, 2006. Series 6 - Released March 16, 2007.
Series 7 - Released June 29, 2007. Series 8 - Released October 18, 2007. Series 9 - Released February 15, 2008. A limited-edition second-player color version of Ymir was distributed by online hobby shop Post Channel. Series 10 - Released June 20, 2008. At Anime Expo 2010, Hobby Japan announced that English translations of the gamebooks will be released in North America. There exist English versions for the characters Alleyne, Melona and Tomoe. An anime adaptation of Queen's Blade, entitled Queen's Blade: Exiled Warrior, was produced by ARMS. Directed by Kinji Yoshimoto, the anime aired twelve episodes in Japan from April 2 to June 18, 2009 on AT-X, with subsequent broadcasts on Chiba TV, Sun Television, Tokyo MX; the series aired uncensored on AT-X, while being censored on other channels. Six DVD and Blu-ray disc volumes were released by Media Factory between June 25, 2009 and November 25, 2009, each DVD/BD volume containing one of six OVAs. A second season, Queen's Blade: Successors to the Throne, aired on AT-X and other channels from September 24 to December 10, 2009.
Six DVD/BD volumes were released by Media Factory between December 22, 2009 and May 25, 2010, each containing six OVAs which continue from the first six. An OVA series, called Queen's Blade: Beautiful Fighters, was announced on the May issue of Monthly Hobby Japan; the series takes place after the events of the Queen's Blade tournament but before Rebellion, chronicles the characters on their separate paths. The episodes were released on six DVD and Blu-ray volumes from August 25, 2010 to March 30, 2011. In North America, the first and second anime adaptations are licensed by Media Blasters under the respective titles Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin and Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye; the first season was released between May 18 and October 26, 2010 as three DVD volumes, each containing four episodes, while the second season was released between May 24, 2011 and July 19, 2011 as two half-series volumes. Blu-ray box sets of the two seasons were released on February 15, 2011 and September 27, 2011, respectively.
Sentai Filmworks has licensed the Beautiful Fighters OVAs and will release them on digital and home video formats. On May 11, 2017, the channel Toku announced that the first season would be broadcast on its channel beginning June 5, 2017 through August 21, 2017; the opening theme for the first season is "Get the Door" by Rie Ohashi, while the ending theme is "Memories and Promises" by Ayako Kawasumi, Mamiko Noto, Aya Hirano, the voices for Leina and Nanael, respectively. The opening theme for the second season is "Empty Sky" by ENA while the ending theme is "buddy-body" by Rie Kugimiya, Yuko Goto, Kanae Ito, the voices for Melona and Airi, respectively. For the OVA, the ending theme is "Bitōshi Carnival: Taoreru Toki wa Maemuki ni" by All 19 Beautiful Warriors, consisting of the entire female voice cast of the series. An anthology comic of Queen's
Ikki Tousen known as Battle Vixens in North America, is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuji Shiozaki. Loosely based on the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the series revolves around an all-out turf war in the Kantō region of Japan where fighters known as Tōshi from seven schools battle for supremacy; the story centers on Hakufu Sonsaku, a fighter who transfers to Nanyo Academy, one of the seven schools involved in the turf war. The manga started serialization in the seinen manga magazine Comic Gum, the first tankōbon was released in October 2000, with a total of 24 volumes available as of September 25, 2015; the manga was licensed in North America and the United Kingdom by Tokyopop with adaptation from Keith Giffen under the title Battle Vixens, in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. A 13-episode anime adaptation produced by J. C. Staff aired on AT-X and other channels. A second anime season produced by Arms aired on AT-X between February and May 2007, spanning twelve episodes.
A third anime season produced by Arms, aired on AT-X between June and August 2008, spanning twelve episodes and featuring an original story and characters. A fourth anime season produced by TNK and Arms aired on AT-X and other channels between March and June 2010, spanning 12 episodes and introducing new schools and characters. An anime OVA was announced by Media Factory, premiered in Japanese theaters on November 12, 2011; the first anime season was licensed in North America by Geneon Entertainment, but it is now licensed by Funimation after Geneon withdrew from the anime market. The second anime season is licensed in North America by Media Blasters; the third anime season was licensed by Media Blasters, but it is now licensed by Funimation. The fourth anime season is licensed by Funimation. In the Kantō region of Japan, seven high schools take place in a turf war for territorial supremacy: Nanyo Academy, Kyosho Academy, Seito Academy, Yoshu Academy, Rakuyo High School, Gogun High School, Yoshu Private School.
The fighters of each school bear the sacred jewels called magatama, which contains the essence of warriors from the Three Kingdoms era of Ancient China 1800 years ago, as well as their fates. Hakufu Sonsaku, the descendant of legendary conqueror Sun Ce, is a skilled fighter with a strong sense of personality who goes to Nanyo Academy where her cousin Koukin Shuuyu attends under her mother's request, her destiny, as with her predecessor, was to conquer all of the schools. But there is a darker and more dangerous side to her fate, one that may change the entire course of history forever. Magatama,'sacred bead' in English dub Magatama are jewels worn as earrings by all fighters which contain the spirits and essence of warriors from the era of the Three Kingdoms in ancient China. How they found their way to Japan is a mystery. Magatama impart their power and fate upon each fighter, which range from average to powerful, but come with the will of the spirit within and their fate, which tends to be tragic and painful.
However, a few characters seem to be able to overcome their fate though the cycle has played over for 1800 years. Not every fate is the same however; some magatama are selective. They indicate a fighter's skill and power by a distinctive color related to the Olympic medal system, which tends to be misleading with certain characters; the ambiguity of this is further enhanced by the anime's introduction of Hakufu's jade magatama. Gyokuji The Imperial Seal found by Bundai Sonken, Hakufu's father, it is a large jade seal. Whoever carries it is granted authority over all the other nations, but it expectedly becomes a big target for everyone. Seito Academy held it before Toutaku stole it, but it went to Ryomou from Ryofu, who passed it to Saji before it returns to Seito. Dragons of Haou The Ruling Dragon, or Shōryū, is an enigmatic entity or entities resembling a massive oriental dragon conferred uniquely upon the three destined rulers of the Three Kingdoms period: Hakufu and Ryubi, it is proof of their birthright as conquerors.
They confer massive power onto each of them, putting them well above A-rank regardless of their own skill, though each manifestation varies. Ouin managed to stop Hakufu's first manifestation easily but his arm was broken in the attempt, however Koukin was only able to subdue it the second time with both a Hyakuhekitō and Ukitsu's help, they do, create terrible destructive impulses that differ for each character. Hakufu's manifests a berserk, psycho-sexual monster, but less so than Ryubi and Sousou. Sousou's dragon is psychotic and the most malicious but otherwise in control, while Ryubi's is out of control to the point of suicide and self-harm, it is the most evil, radiating deathly energy that consumes the life around it. In addition to the three Ruling Dragons, other characters in the series have been shown to harbor dragons as well; because of the qualities of Ryubi's dragon, Kaku believed Totaku may have possessed a dragon of his ow
Queen's Blade Grimoire
Queen's Blade Grimoire is a series of visual combat books published by Hobby Japan. It is the fourth series of gamebooks in the Queen's Blade series, but unlike Queen's Blade and its sequel, Queen's Blade Rebellion, which are directly linked to each other, Grimoire is an all-new story set in a parallel universe. Like the previous Queen's Blade books, Grimoire will be compatible with Flying Buffalo's Lost Worlds gamebooks, each gamebook will be illustrated by many popular artists; the first series of gamebooks, featuring Alicia and Zara, were released on November 24, 2012. The prologue to the story is told as a conversation between two undisclosed characters; the same story appears in all the published books in decorated readable English. "Hey grandmother, tell me a story!" "Okay. How about I tell you the best story that I know?" "It's a story. Mel Fair Land, the country of endless summer, it was a peaceful world, where other species lived alongside magic. However, when the "Devil of Winter" arrived we knew that our endless summer was coming to an end.
According to the astrologists' predictions, She who defeats the Devil must be wielding the legendary sword called "The Queen's Blade." Thus, the "Naked Queen" who rules the country, gathered the most confident, beautiful warriors from all over the world and started a tournament which would find out who the most suitable warrior was. But the beautiful warriors who gathered were not here to save the world... Instead, the tournament was filled with the most outrageous bunch of girls you'll hear of." Alicia Voiced by: Saori Ōnishi A magic swordswoman who lost her way from a dimension different than Mel Fair Land. Though Alicia was perplexed by the foreign world, the foreigners treated her as a strange person conversely, she is a user of dark magic, holding a powerful power that matches her haughty and confident persona. Though she behaves arrogantly, she hates twisted things. Though she abuses the residents of the borderland for lacking common sense, will Alicia be tainted by this world too? She's participating in this tournament in hopes of returning to Mel Fair Land.
Her name and backstory are based on the titular character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Created by Kurehito Misaki. Kaguya Voiced by: Manami Tanaka A collector of "Magic Clothings", self-proclaimed "Person from the Moon". Although she has made an earnest supply of treasure from many people due to her cute appearance, she is not a wicked, calculating woman, she is only childlike, with a low mental age, she was found by an old couple, who raised and indulged her much. She is participating in the tournament because she is interested in the Queen’s Blade the winner is said to obtain, she is named after the character Kaguya-hime from the Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Created by saitom. Zara Voiced by: Shizuka Ishigami A cool, beautiful huntress, accompanied by a demon wolf which once ate her grandmother and her, she survived being eaten by the demon wolf, acquiring a magic power in his belly, she was reborn as a fighter. She gained the ability to regenerate her body if it was torn apart and chewed up.
A true good person that became a demon hunter in order to prevent people in sorrowful circumstances to end up like her, though she won't reveal her mouth. Her nemesis is the "Demon Monkey Necromancer", hearing that she is participating in the tournament, she has followed her there, she is based on the titular character from the European fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood", with her wolf companion being based on the Big Bad Wolf. Created by Fool's. Tiina Voiced by: Saori Goto The youngest daughter of the Kingdom of the Seabed. Yearning for a man on the surface, she made a wicked deal with the Demon Monkey Necromancer, got the ability to change her tail into two legs. Since she can swim in the air in a mermaid's form too, she has no inconveniences living in the ground, but it is a problem of looks. However, since she became captured by that same monkey, she ran away. Though she has a timid personality, she thinks that she can change herself by fighting at the tournament. Though she can manipulate the force of water, she is wet because of that, resulting in her clothes being wet as well.
She is based on the titular character from the Danish fairy tale "The Little Mermaid". Created by Eiwa. Goldie Born in the prestigious Sir Carter house, she was a young lady who loved nature, living her life in ease and comfort, but triggered by a certain "Lady of the Lake" giving her a golden battleaxe, she discarded her house, became a Gold Ranger to protect nature. Though she has a wild fighting style of brute force, because she’s of good birth, she’s polite and has a deep cultural knowledge too, she has a friendly personality, but a nervous side, sometimes may not stand things that are too big or too small. In that case, she wouldn’t hesitate to resort to the use of force with her axe, her favorite phrase is “That’s just rig