The Queen's Blade series of visual combat books features a wide and diverse set of characters. The series focuses on a tournament called the Queen's Blade, a tournament held by the Gods every four years to determine a Queen. Only women are allowed to enter the tournament. The main character of the series is Leina, the heiress of the Vance Family and next in line to be countess, traveling to Gainos, the Queen's Capital, to participate in the Queen's Blade tournament.
The characters of Queen's Blade are designed by various popular artists such as Hirokazu Hisayuki, Eiwa, Hirotaka Akaga, and F.S.
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Queen's Blade is a Japanese series of visual combat books published by Hobby Japan inspired by the licensed works from Firelight Game Company's Lost Worlds. The overall plot of the game revolves around a tournament called the Queen's Blade, which is held once every four years to determine a Queen.
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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 reinterpretations of characters from the original series. Like Queen's Blade before it, Rebellion is also 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.
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the dub features a cast consisting of a mix of complete or near-complete newcomers and veterans most-known for their work in early 2000s dubs (Angora Deb, Jessica Calvello). Perhaps because of this, the dub quality is spotty. Ms. Deb sounds fine as Leina