‘Kaitō Queen’ is a series of fantasy adventure novels written by Kaoru Hayamine, illustrated by K2 Shōkai, and published by Kodansha since 2002. The Japanese animation company East Fish Studio produced an adaption titled ‘Mirage QUEEN Prefers Circus,’ an OVA directed by Saori Den that was released in July 2022.
Sentai Filmworks announced that they had acquired the license to release the OVA in the United States and would debut it on the HiDive streaming service.
“In the mood for daring heists and thrilling adventures,” HiDive said on their website. “Then we’ve got the OVA for you: Mirage QUEEN Prefers Circus (Kaitou Queen wa Circus ga Osuki) is coming to HIDIVE on Sunday, June 18, 2023…”
The voice cast includes stage actress Yuga Yamato who voices the Queen with Kazuki Kato (The Prince of Tennis) as Joker and Yuma Uchida ( Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as RD. The characters were designed by Kumiko Kawashima and the screenplay was written by Mariko Kunisawa. The music was composed by Moe Hyūga and the theme song “Gyakuten no Regina” was performed by the band Little Black Dress.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“They always steal the prey they aim for. That is Phantom Thief Queen. Gender, age, nationality unknown. Together with their partner Joker, RD, they travel around the world on the airship Troubadour. This time, the Queen is aiming for a cursed jewel, the legendary Rose of Linden. A hypnotist, an acrobat, a magician…the talented circus members challenge the Queen! What is their purpose? In order to get back the jewel, the Queen stands up to the challenge in a bold and brilliant way (or disguise). Nothing is impossible for the Queen!”
A new anime titled ‘Kaitō Queen no Yūga na Kyūka’ roughly translated to ‘Phantom Thief Queen’s Elegant Vacation’ was announced in Spring 2023.
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