Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Sunday that they will air the original video animation (OVA) sequel of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. series this March.
The anime special will premiere on Sunday, March 1, at 09:00pm PHT, with an encore telecast on Wednesday (March 4) at 07:00pm PHT.
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards is an OVA adaptation based on the Japanese drama manga series by Natsume Ono, which was serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan magazine from June 2013 to October 2016, which has a total of six volumes.
The anime special is set about a year after the television anime’s storyline, with Jean Otus and the ACCA Department preparing for the anniversary of the new leadership in Badon.
ANIPLUS Asia had described the 12-episode television anime series:
The kingdom of Dowa, which is subdivided into 13 states, is celebrating its monarch’s 99th birthday. These 13 states have many agencies that are controlled by the giant organization known as ACCA. Within ACCA, Jean Otus is the second-in-command of the inspection agency. His agency has ten people placed in each of the 13 states, with a central office in the capital city. They keep track of all the activities of ACCA across the kingdom, and keep data on each state’s ACCA office flowing toward the central office. Jean also often has business trips from the capital to the other districts to check on the situation and personnel there.
The staff of the previous adaptation, including director Shingo Natsume and scriptwriter Tomohiro Suzuki, returned to work on the OVA.
Norifumi Kugai, who also worked on the previous adaptation’s character designs, returned to work on the anime special, which were produced by Madhouse.
The anime’s voice casts, including Hiro Shimono (as Jean Otus), Kenjiro Tsuda (as Nino) and Aoi Yuki (as Lotta), returned to work on the special.
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards had a limited-run theatrical screenings in Japanese cinemas, which ranked Number 2 in the mini-theater rankings during its opening weekend. The special will be bundled with the television anime’s Blu-ray and DVD release, which will be released on March 27.
ANIPLUS Asia aired ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. television anime on a simulcast basis during the Winter 2017 season.