Avex Pictures confirmed during a panel at Anime NYC on Friday that its upcoming anime film and Tatsunoko Production’s original Pole Princess!! Pole dancing anime will be released internationally.
The film will open in Japan on November 23.
The story of the film revolves around the “Pole Dance Japan Cup” competition, where main character Hinano Hoshikita and her friends will compete as Galaxy Princesses. They will compete against four-time champions of the competition, Aile d’Ange.
The franchise’s staff premiered the opening anime episode 0 on December 23, and released the first five-minute anime episode on YouTube on January 13. The anime currently has seven episodes.
Avex Pictures and Tatsunoko Pro are both credited for original work. Hitomi Ezoe (director of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, Kageki Shoujo!!, Utano☆Princesama Revolutions) will direct the anime at Tatsunoko Pro. Touko Machida (Wake Up, Girls!, Show By Rock!!) wrote the script and tomari was responsible for the original character designs. Yoshihiro Otobe (PriPara, KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm) is the CG director. Kenta Higashiohji (BUILD-DIVIDE-#000000-CODE BLACK, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle) is composing music at Avex Pictures. STUDIO TRANSFORM’s KAORI is the pole dancing supervisor.
Source: Email correspondence, Avex Pictures panel at Anime NYC (Larry Furry)