Princess Principal: Crown Handler Chapter 2 Wraps Production A Month Before Release

Anime producer and Actas president Shunpei Maruyama recently revealed that the upcoming Princess Principal: Crown Handler Chapter 2 movie has finished production.

As spotted by Otakomu, Maruyama tweeted on August 9 at 4:34PM (GMT+8) that “Princess Principal: Crown Handler Chapter 2 was completed a short while ago” and thanked the staff and production members for their hard work. The movie received a trailer in July and is set to premiere on September 23. 

Princess Principal: Crown Handler Chapter 2 is the second of six movies that serve as sequels to the 2017 Princess Principal series. The original series follows a team of spies in an alternate 19th century where the Kingdom of Albion is divided into East and West by a giant wall. Meanwhile, HiDive describes the first movie as:

Control — the Commonwealth’s covert ops group — suspects a double agent within the Kingdom’s royal family and dispatches Ange and the rest of “Team White Pigeon” to discover the truth.

As with the first movie, the staff for the second movie includes Masaki Tachibana as director, Kimitake Nishio as chief animation director, Nishio and Yukie Akiya as character designers, Miho Sugiura as art director, Yū Wakabayashi as photography director, Yūko Tsumori as color designer, and Yuki Kajiura as music composer. Actas is in charge of the animation production. 

The cast includes Aoi Koga as Ange, Akira Sekine as Princess, Yō Taichi as Dorothy, Akara Kageyama as Beatrice, and Nozomi Furuki as Chise. Aoi Koga took over the role of Ange for the movies due to the original voice actor, Ayaka Imamura, retiring in 2018 over health concerns.


Sources: Shunpei Maruyama Twitter, Otakomu

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time playing video games, painting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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