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|Queen's Blade Grimoire|
Cover of the first Queen's Blade Grimoire gamebook released by Hobby Japan featuring Alicia.
|Original video animation|
|Directed by|| Kinji Yoshimoto (chief Director)|
Yoshihide Yuuzumi (OVA 1)
|Written by||Masashi Suzuki|
|Released||January 29, 2016 – September 28, 2016|
Queen's Blade Grimoire (Japanese: クイーンズブレイド グリムワール, Hepburn: Kuīnzu Bureido Gurimuwāru) is a series of visual combat books published by Hobby Japan. It is the fourth series of gamebooks in the Queen's Blade series, but unlike Queen's Blade and its sequel, Queen's Blade Rebellion , which are directly linked to each other, Grimoire is an all-new story set in a parallel universe. Like the previous Queen's Blade books, Grimoire will be compatible with Flying Buffalo's Lost Worlds gamebooks, and each gamebook will be illustrated by many popular artists. The first series of gamebooks, featuring Alicia and Zara, were released on November 24, 2012.
The prologue to the story is told as a conversation between two undisclosed characters.The same story appears in all the published books (without the conversation part) in heavily decorated, barely readable English.
"Hey grandmother, tell me a story!"
"Okay. How about I tell you the best story that I know?"
"It's a story that takes place in a separate world. Mel Fair Land, the country of endless summer. It was a peaceful world, where humans and other species lived alongside magic. However, when the "Devil of Winter" (冬の魔王, Fuyu no Maō) arrived suddenly, we knew that our endless summer was coming to an end. According to the astrologists' predictions, She who defeats the Devil must be wielding the legendary sword called "The Queen's Blade." Thus, the "Naked Queen" (裸の女王様, Hadaka no Joō-sama) who rules the country, gathered the most confident, beautiful warriors from all over the world and started a tournament which would find out who the most suitable warrior was. But the beautiful warriors who gathered were not here to save the world... Instead, the tournament was filled with the most outrageous bunch of girls you'll ever hear of."
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