###Psychic Squad/Zettai Karen Children
Genres: action, comedy, drama, mystery, romance, science fiction, supernatural
Themes: childcare, crime prevention, espers, harem, organized crime, precognition, school, superpowers
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 52
Plot Summary: In a world where espers are utilized in all sectors of society, Kōichi Minamoto is entrusted by the government to handle the most powerful group of the strongest level 7 espers in Japan; a group of 3 elementary school children. BABEL, the esper organization that utilizes precogs to prevent crime, depends on Kōichi and this children psychic squad to stop various accidents and crimes where they’d eventually face PANDRA, another esper organization with a hidden agenda lead by one of the strongest espers who have ever lived, Kyōsuke Hyōbu.
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###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “PSYCHIC SQUAD”
HOUSTON, January 30, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is glad to announce its license of PSYCHIC SQUAD (Zettai Karen Children) where, once upon a time, there were three little girls – who were all considered national security risks and a danger to the human race! The 52 episode series is based on a manga by Takashi Shiina (Ghost Sweeper Mikami) with direction by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Nyan Koi!) and music by Kotaro Nakagawa (Code Geass, Inu x Boku S.S.).
They’re cute, adorable and three of the most powerful Espers the world has ever seen: Kaoru, the brash psychokinetic who can move objects with her mind; Shiho, the sarcastic and dark natured psychometric able to pick thoughts from people’s minds and read the pasts of inanimate objects like a book; and Aoi, the most collected and rational of the three, who has the ability to teleport herself and the others at will. So what to do with these potential psychic monsters in the making? Enter B.A.B.E.L., the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory, where hopefully “The Children” and others like them can become part of the answer to an increasing wave of psychic evolution. It’s a win-win solution… Unless you’re Koichi Minamoto, the overworked young man stuck with the unenviable task of field commanding a team of three pre-teen girls! Will Koichi survive the experience? Will the PLANET survive the experience? Find out as the girls get meta-physical in PSYCHIC SQUAD!
PSYCHIC SQUAD will soon be available digitally through multiple outlets, with a home video release on subtitled DVD scheduled for later this year.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.
###Sentai Filmworks Adds Zettai Karen Children Anime
posted on 2012-01-30 17:50 EST
52-episode series to get digital, subtitled DVD release later this year
Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it licensed the Zettai Karen Children television anime series under the name Psychic Squad. The company will release the series digitally and on subtitled DVD later this year.
The 52-episode series adapts Takashi Shiina’s Zettai Karen Children manga. Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Mayo Chiki!, Princess Resurrection) and animated by Synergy SP, the story follows a unique special-operations unit — three ten-year-old girls with paranormal powers and the hapless lieutenant who must supervise/babysit them. The series also inspired an original video anime adaptation in 2010.