It was revealed by the official Twitter account for the Princess Principal anime series that production has begun on six movies which will serve as sequels to the television anime. While no dates have been confirmed, it was stated that the films will begin airing in Japanese theaters in 2019. None of the films are slated to re-tell the story from the television anime and will be all completely new material. This means that if you haven’t watched the series and want to check these movies out, it’s probably best to start watching now!
A Blu-ray release from the Princess Principal State of Mission event will include the first promotional material for the movies. As of now, that Blu-ray is scheduled to release on November 22 of this year. Sentai Filmworks currently holds the license to distribute the Princess Principal television anime here in North America.
MyAnimeList.net describes the story of Princess Principal as follows:
In the early 20th century, the discovery of the substance Cavorite allowed the production of advanced military technology and steered the country toward conflict. London is now divided by a wall, and the Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Albion battle a silent war where espionage is the only weapon that can destabilize the enemy. A group of girls from the prestigious Queen’s Mayfaire school work as undercover spies for the Commonwealth.
Led by Dorothy, an experienced driver with a striking personality, their group includes the talents of Ange le Carré, a cold-blooded liar and expert sharpshooter; Chise, a proficient samurai; and Beatrice, a voice-mimicking specialist. They use their unique individual skills for the Commonwealth to survive in a dark world filled with conspiracy, mystery, and infiltration. In the shadow of the war, they have only one goal in mind: completing their mission.
A key visual for the film project was also released with the announcement: