Maiden Japan Licenses VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU TV
Source: Section23 Films
Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff
Maiden Japan has announced its acquisition of the hit animated series VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU TV (吸血姫 美夕, Vanpaia Miyu, 1997)! Based on the manga of the same name by creators Narumi Kakinouchi and Toshiki Hirano, VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU is a classic tale of horror presented in 26 episodes. Direction is by Toshiki Hirano (DEVIL LADY, GODANNAR), with character designs by Megumi Kadonosono (RAYEARTH OVA, KIDDY GRADE), sound direction by Yasunori Honda (HIMAWARI, BLACK LAGOON) and music by Kenji Kawai (BLUE SEED, TOWANOQUON).
Born of Vampire and Human, doomed to remain trapped in the body of a teenager forever, she is the Chosen One: Mankind’s last defense against the forces of Darkness. With her once greatest foe, the Shinma named Larva, as her sole companion, she stands eternally poised at the bridge between two worlds. She is charged with the duty of tracking down supernatural beings who seek to harm the human race and banishing them back to the dark realms from whence they came.
But this ultimate hunter is a creature of the Night herself, and though her human half gives her the ability to walk by day, she still needs the blood of the living in order to survive. And though she may use the name Miyu Yamano when dealing with mere mortals, since the loss of her human memories she is increasingly drawn back towards the Darkness, even as those on the other side prepare to target her! Get ready to hunt the night as the death-dance of undead predator and prey unleashes true Hell on Earth in VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU!
Maiden Japan will be distributing VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU in conjunction with home video distributor Section 23 (CLANNAD, HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, APPLESEED) with the entire series to be released in both bilingual English DVD and digital formats.
About Maiden Japan
Maiden Japan is a new and upcoming distributor of Japanese animation in North America, with a rapidly growing roster of releases that includes such hot new titles as POLYPHONICA CRIMSON S, HIMAWARI!, RAY and PAPILLON ROSE. A sister company to live action Shock film specialist Switchblade Pictures (ATTACK GIRLS SWIM TEAM VS. THE UNDEAD, ZOMBIE HUNTER RIKA, SULTRY ASSASSIN: NINJA BRAINWASH), Maiden Japan’s programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.
About Section23 Films
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.