Kodoani.com – The official website of the 6-part ha6i5 series of stories Princess Principal: Crown Handler began streaming a promotional video for the third film on Sunday. The video reveals that the film will open in Japan on April 7, 2023. The website also revealed a new main visual.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the entire six-part series and describes the story of the first film:
After the assassination of the Queen, spy hunts became frequent in the Kingdom. In response, Control – the Commonwealth’s clandestine operations group – begins to suspect the presence of a double agent in the Kingdom’s royal family. To reveal the truth, Control sends a ring of “White Doves” spies. But danger lurks around every corner, and when you don’t know who you can trust, being a spy has never been more dangerous for Ange and the rest of Team White Pigeon.
The first anime series premiered in February 2021. The anime was originally slated to premiere in April 2020, but the film’s production committee delayed the film’s release due to COVID-19. The second film opens in Japan in September 2021.
Masaki Tachibana (Barakamon, .hack // Quantum) will return from the previous TV series to direct the films at Actas. Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Solty Rei) is supervising and writing the series, replacing Ichiro Okouchi of the television anime (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress).
Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino’s Journey, Sky Girls) is still credited as the original character designer, and Yukie Akiya (Celestial Method, Code: Breaker) adapted the design for the animation. However, Kimitake Nishio (Moetan, ToHeart2) is also designing the characters for the film, and has been appointed as the sole chief animation director without Akiya. Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) is returning to compose music with sound director Yoshikazu Iwanami.