Section23 affiliated sublabel Maiden Japan has announced the acquisition of former Tokyopop anime license, Vampire Princess Miyu TV. The 1997 magic girl-esque horror series will be released in conjunction with home video distributor Section 23 with the entire series planned for both bilingual English DVD and digital formats.
The 26-episode series, with very memorable mascot bunny spirit, is based on the manga of the same name by creators Narumi Kakinouchi and Toshiki Hirano. Toshiki Hirano (Devil Lady, Godannar) directs, 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!