Sentai Filmworks added a new anime series to its lineup today with Psychic Squad (Zettai Karen Children), based on the manga by Ghost Sweeper Mikami's Takashi Shiina. The 52-episode series is scheduled for digital release through multiple outlets soon, with a subtitled DVD release to follow later this year.
Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Nyankoi), Psychic Children follows three cute but powerful Espers, and the unlucky man stuck with the task of acting as their field commander in B.A.B.E.L. (the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory).
"But you don't have to take my word for it," said LeVar Burton as he slyly stepped into frame. Here's Sentai's full synopsis, via press release:
They’re cute, adorable and three of the most powerful Espers the world has ever seen: Kaoru, the brash psychokinetic who can move objects with her mind; Shiho, the sarcastic and dark natured psychometric able to pick thoughts from people’s minds and read the pasts of inanimate objects like a book; and Aoi, the most collected and rational of the three, who has the ability to teleport herself and the others at will. So what to do with these potential psychic monsters in the making? Enter B.A.B.E.L., the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory, where hopefully “The Children” and others like them can become part of the answer to an increasing wave of psychic evolution. It’s a win-win solution… Unless you’re Koichi Minamoto, the overworked young man stuck with the unenviable task of field commanding a team of three pre-teen girls! Will Koichi survive the experience? Will the PLANET survive the experience? Find out as the girls get meta-physical in PSYCHIC SQUAD!