By Oscar Tong / September 15th, 2013
The website for the upcoming OVA Amazing Twins has been updated with a story overview, three new character biographies, and a third trailer. The story, as revealed so far, involves two girls who possess ISH (“incomprehensible skill of human-beings”), the power to transform thoughts into reality. One of the girls, Amane Todoroki (等々力あまね), was introduced August 2013.
Making her debut now is the other girl, Aya (アヤ).
While Aya appears on the Amazing Twins website, she doesn’t appear in the new trailer. Amane, however, does, where she shows off a dazzling display of her ISH.
Levitation, pyrokinesis, telekinesis, energy manipulation, and sparkles—pretty impressive (and suitably incomprehensible), and she seems to wield these powers with ease. But she may not start out that supercharged. Amane starts out as part of a performance team, Nought, whose self-proclaimed supernatural magic show goes badly enough that the audience starts booing. That’s when she meets Aya, another ISH wielder and popular magical prodigy of the group I.A.M. What role Aya will play in Amane’s life seems unclear, as does the nature and extent of her ISH. The trailer flashes the term “messiah lady” on screen, which may or may not hint at Amane’s destiny.
The website also briefly introduces two additional characters, Amane’s teddy bear Teddy Bear (テディベア) and Nought’s leader, Nanae Fudō (不動奈々枝). You can see Teddy Bear clinging to Amane’s legs and flying in the trailer, but Nanae, like Aya, does not appear.
Amazing Twins, full name Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins (『絶滅危愚少女 Amazing Twins』), will be helmed by veteran anime director Junichi Sato. Anime fans may know Sato from his work as series director of Sailor Moon and the first arc of Sailor Moon R, director of Kaleido Star and Aria, and chief director of Princess Tutu and Sgt. Frog. Takehito Harada, character designer for the Disgaea tactical RPG series, is also on board. This will be his first time designing characters for an anime. Encourage Films will provide the animation.
Amazing Twins will debut 2014 in Japan. There’s no word yet on an international release. If you can read Japanese, you can learn more at the Amazing Twins website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
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