Half hour program will feature voice actors sharing memories of the show and playing Christmas games
Violence is the reason for the season in the upcoming ViVid Xmas TV Special, a Christmas-themed broadcast featuring the cast of the magical girl martial arts TV anime, ViVid Strike!.
ViVid Xmas will feature voice actors Inori Minase (the voice of Fuuka Leventon), Yui Ogura (the voice of Rinne Bellinetta), and Sumire Uesaka (the voice of Yumina Enclave) sharing memories about the production of ViVid Strike! and engaging in Christmas-themed games. ViVid Xmas will air in Japan according to the following schedule:
- Tokyo MX: on Saturday, December 24, 2016, during the 24:30 time slot.
- MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System): on Saturday, December 24, 2016, during the 26:28 time slot.
- Gunma TV: on Saturday, December 24, 2016, during the 24:30 time slot.
- Tochigi TV: on Saturday, December 24, 2016, during the 24:30 time slot.
- BS11: on Saturday, December 24, 2016, during the 24:30 time slot.
Please note that some Japanese broadcast schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 24:30 time slot on Saturday, December 24, 2016, is actually at 12:30 AM JST on Sunday, December 25, 2016.
ViVid Strike! is directed by Junji Nishimura and features animation by Seven Arcs Pictures. Amazon owns the digital distribution rights to ViVid Strike!, which is part of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise. The series is currently airing on Amazon Prime UK, with plans to come to the Amazon Prime US market at a later date. Amazon describes ViVid Strike! as follows:
"Fuuka and Rinne lived in an orphanage. Together, as childhood friends who were like sisters, they endured a poor life as they dreamed of a bright future. However, the coming of the "second separation" was about to drastically change the fate of both Fuuka and Rinne…"
Official ViVid Strike! TV anime home page
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