The Japanese production company Media Factory began streaming a 41-second promotional video on Wednesday for the launch of a new original video anime project of Ikkitousen. The official website for the franchise has also been updated with the new Ikkitousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku anime project.
Geneon Entertainment once released the first Ikkitousen anime series in North America, and Funimation now has the license. Media Blasters has licensed both the second Ikkitousen anime series, Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny, and the third series, Ikkitousen: Great Guardians. Tokyopop held the license to the original manga in North America under the name Battle Vixens until the company closed its North American publishing branch.
Ikkitousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku is the third OVA in the Ikkitousen franchise, after Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny and Ikkitousen: Great Guardians both received OVA projects. The last entry in the franchise, Ikkitousen: Xtreme Xecutor, aired in 2010.