Otomate’s Collar x Malice otome game is inspiring a two-part anime film project, and now we know when both films will open. The news arrived along with more cast members and a visual for the films, which will open in Japan on May 26 and June 23, respectively.
The latest cast members to join the anime films are Kaede Hondo, who will voice heroine Ichika Hoshino, and Katsuyuki Konishi, who will voice original character Mitsuru Sawa. You can see the new character, featuring a design by Mai Hanamura, who also drew the visual.
Here’s the full visual:
Titled Gekijōban Collar×Malice Deep Cover, the movies are being produced at Studio DEEN and distributed by Avex Pictures.
The rest of the previously-announced cast sees voice actors returning from the original game, including Masakazu Morita as Aiji Yanagi, Yuuki Kaji as Kei Okazaki, Soma Saito as Mineo Enomoto, Daisuke Namikawa as Takeru Sasazuka and Ryohei Kimura as Kageyuki Shiraishi.
Aksys Games describes the story of the Collar x Malice game:
A terrorist organization’s brutal attack has left you fitted with a deadly souvenir — a poisonous collar that could end your life at any moment. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!