Pretty unknown to me till today, seems this is going to be a new all encompassing project that will include music cds, games (ds maybe?), figures, character goods, and an anime among a few other things. Of notable interest is that the characters are designed by Happoubi Jin (Resort Boin, Kanojo x3, Sweet Body artbook)!
The Platonic Heart project is headed by a number of companies, including Cospa, Yamato, Lantis, Shochiku and others, 10 companies in all. The story pretty much revolves around a jewel called the Platonic Heart, which is the ultimate prize that comes from some sort of inner city battle between 11 chosen girls/women. The Platonic Heart, when attained, can grant the user any wish that they want. Sounds kind of like Fate/Stay Night and Ikkitousen rolled into one, except that all the competitors are female….mmmm…sounds like it could be a good time lol.
A little bit more news can be found on the AnimeNewsNetwork.
News was revealed today at Galge of the planned release schedule for the anime, which will come as a 5 part OVA. The first part will be released on October 29, and subsequent volumes will make it out one for each month following, ending in February 25, 2009 when the last volume is released. Galge also has a few screenshots from the first three volumes of the anime, of which I’ve got some right here. You can check out all the screenies here.
It looks like there will be a similar amount of exploding and ripping clothes as Ikkitousen, except since it’s an OVA, nothing will be strategically covered lol. Noice…noice… ^^;
Director: Fujimoto Toshitaka (Ikkitousen DD, Genshiken2)
Screenplay: Shirane Hideki (Tenchi Muyo GXP, Shakugan no Shana)
Character Concept: Happoubi Jin
Character Design / Director of Photography: Miyata Nahomi (Slayers, Lost Universe)