|Queen's Blade Rebellion|
(Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion)
|Written by||Ukyō Kodachi|
|Published by||Hobby Japan|
|Published||May 30, 2009|
|Queen's Blade Rebellion: Princess Knight of the Blue Storm|
|Illustrated by||Iku Nanzaki|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Original run||October 26, 2011 – present|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Yōsei Morino|
|Written by||Hideki Shirone|
|Music by||Masaru Yokoyama|
|Released||October 29, 2011 – January 28, 2012|
|Episodes||4 (2 OVAs + 2 Specials)|
|Queen's Blade Rebellion: Zero|
|Illustrated by||Riri Sagara|
|Published by||Hobby Japan|
|Original run||December 2, 2011 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yōsei Morino|
|Written by||Hideki Shirane|
|Music by||Masaru Yokoyama|
|Original network|| AT-X (uncensored)|
Tokyo MX, Chiba TV, Sun TV, BS11 (censored)
|English network||Anime Network|
|Original run||April 3, 2012 – June 19, 2012|
Queen's Blade Rebellion (Japanese: クイーンズブレイド リベリオン, Hepburn: Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion) 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.
An original video animation by Arms was announced, and released two episodes from October 2011 to January 2012. There are currently two manga adaptations based on the Rebellion universe being serialized. The first adaptation, illustrated by Riri Sagara, began serialization in Hobby Japan's online manga magazine Comic Dangan in December 2011, while the second manga adaptation, illustrated by Iku Nanzaki, began serialization in the December 2011 issue of Comp Ace . An anime adaptation by Arms aired on AT-X and other networks between April and June 2012. The anime is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.
Set after the events of Queen's Blade, Gainos and the entire Continent has fallen under a tyrannical rule led by Claudette, the Thundercloud Queen and victor of the last Queen's Blade tournament (Leina renounces the title). Annelotte, a brave young knight and exiled princess, leads a band of rebels called the Rebel Army to overthrow Claudette and restore peace and order to the Continent.
An OVA anime adaptation of Rebellion was bundled with the Queen's Blade Premium Visual Book and Queen's Blade Rebellion Premium Visual Book on DVD. "A New Disciple, a New Battle" (新たなる師弟、新たなる闘い) and "Instructor Alleyne's Grueling Boot Camp" (アレイン教官の生しごきブートキャンプ), were released on October 29, 2011. The second set of OVAs, entitled "A Saint's Agony: The Door of Faith Reopens" (聖女の煩悶 〜信仰の扉は、また開く〜) and "Sigui's Passionate Holy Pose Lessons" (シギィの聖なるポーズしっぽりレッスン, Shigyi no Seinaru Pōzu Shippori Ressun), were released on January 28, 2012.Serving as prologues, the OVAs take place after the events of Queen's Blade: Beautiful Fighters. The OVAs are produced by animation studio Arms, who produced the previous Queen's Blade anime and OVA adaptations, under the directorship of Yousei Morino. Voice actresses Yū Kobayashi and Aya Endo reprised their respective roles as Sigui and Annelotte. The first set of OVAs, entitled
An anime adaption of Rebellion, first announced on October 22, 2011, "What Will It Look Like If It Smashes Through Restrictions!?" (限界突破で見えちゃうの, Genkai Toppa de Miechau no!?). Simulcasts of the anime are provided by Crunchyroll, starting from April 12, 2012. The anime television series was licensed for distribution in North America by Sentai Filmworks in 2012. The anime is streamed through Crunchyroll and Anime Network. Section23 Films initially announced the North American release for the anime series on Blu-ray and DVD (both including 2 CD soundtracks) for June 9, 2013, however the release was delayed to September 24, 2013. The English language version was produced for Sentai by NYAV Post and Headline Sound.premiered on April 3, 2012 on AT-X and other networks, and ran twelve episodes until June 19, 2012. The anime was produced by Arms under the directorship of Yousei Morino, the director from the OVA prologues, with script handled by Hideki Shirane, character designs by Rin-Sin, Takayuki Noguchi, and Yukiko Ishibashi, and music composed by Masaru Yokoyama. Six DVD and Blu-ray volumes will later be released by Media Factory, starting from June 25, 2012. Each DVD/BD volume will contain an OVA short entitled
The opening theme for the series is "I Can Hear the Song of Life" (命のうたが聞こえる, Inochi no Uta ga Kikoeru) by Naomi Tamura, while the ending theme is "future is serious" by Aika Kobayashi. Both songs were released as CD singles on April 25, 2012 by Media Factory.
A manga adaptation of Rebellion called Queen's Blade Rebellion: Zero (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン:ZERO, Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion: ZERO), illustrated by Riri Sagara, began weekly serialization in Hobby Japan's online manga magazine Comic Dangan on December 2, 2011. Zero acts as the prequel for the Rebellion storyline, centering on Annelotte's life before Claudette took the throne, and features characters from the original Queen's Blade. The first volume was released on April 2, 2012, with a total of two volumes available in Japan as of October 27, 2012 under Hobby Japan's Dangan Comics imprint.
A second manga adaptation of Rebellion called Queen's Blade Rebellion: Princess Knight of the Blue Storm (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン ～青嵐の姫騎士～, Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion ~Aoarashi no Hime-Kishi~), illustrated by Iku Nanzaki (the author of Queen's Blade: Hide & Seek), began serialization in the December 2011 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine, published on October 26, 2011. The first bound volume was released on March 26, 2012.
A light novel adaptation of Queen's Blade Rebellion written by Ukyo Kodachi was published by Hobby Japan on May 30, 2009 under its HJ Bunko imprint.
A series of visual books, called Queen's Blade Rebellion: Bitōshi Senki (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン 美闘士戦記, Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion: Bitōshi Senki, lit. Queen's Blade Rebellion: Beautiful Fighter War Chronicle), were published by Hobby Japan. The books are compilations of the illustrated stories posted on Hobby Japan's media site, Hobby Channel, along with additional material. The first visual book, written by Tomohiro Matsu and illustrated by Hagane Tsurugi and Eiwa, was released by Hobby Japan on September 26, 2009. A limited edition version of the book was also released on the same day, featuring a drama CD. The second visual book, called Queen's Blade Rebellion: Bitōshi Senki Upheaval Arc (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン 美闘士戦記 激動編, Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion: Bitōshi Senki Gekidō Hen), written by Tomohiro Matsu and illustrated by Eiwa, was released by Hobby Japan on October 5, 2010. A third visual book, called Queen's Blade Rebellion: Bitōshi Senki Showdown Arc (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン 美闘士戦記 決戦編, Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion: Bitōshi Senki Kessen Hen), written by Eiji Okita and illustrated by Odanon and Eiwa, was released by Hobby Japan on July 28, 2012.
An artbook called Queen's Blade: Vanquished Queens (クイーンズブレイド ヴァンキッシュド・クイーンズ, Kuīnzu Bureido: Vankisshudo Kuīnzu), with various illustrations by the original artists, was released by Hobby Japan on August 31, 2011. The artbook shows possible defeated scenarios of the fighters from both the Queen's Blade and the Queen's Blade Rebellion saga. A second artbook called Queen's Blade: Vanquished Queens 2 (クイーンズブレイド ヴァンキッシュド・クイーンズ 2, Kuīnzu Bureido: Vankisshudo Kuīnzu 2) was announced by Hobby Japan to be released on November 30, 2012.
A guidebook to the anime series, called Queen's Blade Rebellion Complete (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン コンプリート, Kuīnzu Bureido Riberion Konpurīto), was released by Hobby Japan on August 22, 2012.
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