The original anime from director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Yuri Kuma Arashi, several Sailor Moon television series) aired in 2011.
Scriptwriter Takayo Ikami, character designer Terumi Nishii, musical composer Yukari Hashimoto, art director Chieko Nakamura (Studio Cocolo), icon designer Wataru Osakabe, sound director Yō Yamada, and sound effects artist Tomokazu Mitsui are all returning from the original television anime series.
The film project re-edits all 24 episodes of the television anime, but also add new sequences and new characters.
Otome Yōkai Zakuro manga creator Lily Hoshino handled the original character designs for the 24-episode television series.
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