I thought I created the thread for the past OVA news. I guess not. The franchise has been getting new OVAs over the years.
This is an informal thread just to keep tabs on the news.
Info on this video
The official website for the Strike the Blood anime franchise began streaming a promotional video on Sunday for Strike The Blood III, the third Strike the Blood original video anime (OVA) season. The video description reveals that the new season will have five home video releases.
The home video releases will ship on December 19, March 27, May 29, July 24, and September 25. The season will cover up to volume 17 of Gakuto Mikumo's original light novel series, as well as the end of the "Holy War" (Seisen) arc.
The official website also revealed more cast members:
Sayaka Senbongi as Yuiri Haba Kaede Hondo as Shio Hikawa Misaki Watada as Glenda Lynn as December Hikaru Akao as Carly Shun Horie as Rogi Anzu Haruno as Raan Kousuke Toriumi as Takehito Senga
The site additionally revealed more staff and the theme song artists. Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets will perform the opening theme song "Blood and Emotions" and Risa Taneda will perform the ending theme song "Love Stoic."
Taka Isn't that basically the same as the second season though? Second season was an 8 episode OVA series that was announced beforehand as well. I wonder actually why they have gone OVA only since season 1.
Taka Season 2 is in fact purely OVA episodes, just like season 3. The odd thing is that season 1 is a 24 episode season that aired on tv, while every subsequent season is an OVA. Yes those OVAs are regular episodes around 24-25 minutes in length, the standard as they're including the opening and ending theme every episode. I think censorship shouldn't be the issue to be honest. I've seen half the second season and it contains less content that even can be censored than any horror show i've seen. There's the occasional censorship of scenes with sexual innuendos or the once or twice that i can remember that nudity was a thing, but i do honestly not remember any reason as to why they would go the OVA route for that as it's censored anyways. Maybe they have an issue with revenue?
Actually never mind nudity is probably the reason.
Yeah, I was thinking of graphic violence when talking of censorship since I don't know if the LNs were violent or not. I never thought there was nudity in Strike the Blood. It look like a tame harem series compared to the likes of Testament of Sister Devil, Hybrid x Heart, High School DxD
From this weekend’s Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival 2019 event, an announcement PV was shown for the newly announced “Strike the Blood: Kieta Seisouhen” special OVA and “Strike the Blood IV” new OVA series.
The “Kieta Seisouhen” original episode OVA will be released on January 29th, 2020. -Strike the Blood IV OVA Schedule-
The official website for Strike The Blood IV, the fourth original video anime (OVA) series for the Strike The Blood franchise, unveiled new cast members and two new key visuals on Sunday. One visual shows the returning characters Kojō Akatsuki and Yukina Himeragi, and the other shows Kojō Akatsuki and the new heroine Shizuri Castiella Kasugaya.
The new cast members are:
Saya Aizawa as Shizuri Castiella Kasugaya Ayaka Asai as Yuno Amase Seiichirō Yamashita as Rui Miyazumi Sōma Saitō as The Blood
The website also confirmed that the first two-episode Strike The Blood IV volume has been delayed from March 25 to April 8, 2020. The remaining five volumes (each with two episodes) will ship as planned on June 24; September 30; December 23; March 24, 2021; and June 30, 2021.
The Strike The Blood franchise's website also debuted a new promotional video for the Strike The Blood Kieta Seisō-hen (Disappearing Holy Lance Arc) special OVA. The January 29 OVA is the first in the franchise to tell an original story episode not in Gakuto Mikumo's original light novel series.
The official website for Strike The Blood IV, the fourth OVA series for the Strike The Blood franchise, revealed on May 15 that the OVA's second volume is delayed from June 24 to July 29, due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The release will contain episodes 3 and 4 of the anime.
The first two-episode home video release shipped on April 8, after a delay. The remaining four volumes (each with two episodes) are planned to ship on September 30; December 23; March 24, 2021; and June 30, 2021.
The Strike The Blood: Kieta Seisō-hen (Disappearing Holy Lance Arc) special OVA shipped on January 29, and was the first in the franchise to tell an original story episode not in Gakuto Mikumo's original light novel series.
The official website for the anime adaptation project based on Gakuto Mikumo's action sci-fi fantasy light novel series Strike the Blood has announced that an online event entitled "Strike The Blood -ONLINE FES-" is scheduled to be live-streamed in the night of September 12, 2020.
A live event "Strike The Blood IV Special Event" was originally planned to be held at Yachiyo-city Cultural Center in Chiba Prefecture on the day to promote the ongoing OVA fourth season, but it was canceled in May due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The online event will be held as an alternative to that live event.
The original eight guests of the live event listed below are confirmed to join the online event as well. One day before the live-streaming, the event's limited merchandise will go on sale online. Further details including the event's streaming channel will be announced at a later date.
STRIKE THE BLOOD fans are going to have something new to dig into later today. Crunchyroll announced plans to add three OVAs, with the first going live on August 4 at 3:00pm Pacific Time. Crunchyroll will also stream the Hakubo anime film starting today at 2:00pm PT, so check out the details for both below.
STRIKE THE BLOOD OVA
Launch Time: August 4 at 3:00pm PT
Territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and their affiliated territories), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central and South America
Plot: Kojou and Yukina are on their way to school as usual when they find La Folia being chased by someone. Yukina crosses blades with the enormous man who's pursuing her, but before the fight can escalate further, La Folia makes a shocking comment: "Father, this is the Fourth Progenitor, Akatsuki Kojou... my first!" La Folia's father, Lucas, had told her to decide who she wished to marry, so she declares that Kojou is her choice. Lucas refuses to accept this, but then La Folia's mother, Polifonia, invites Kojou and Yukina to a party so they can all talk in more detail. When they arrive at the party, they discover that Asagi, Yaze, Nagisa, and Sayaka have been invited as well, due to their connections with Kojou. What sort of heated battle is about to break out between the many girls in Kojou's life?!