The TV anime series Kiddy Girl-and continues the Kiddy Grade franchise as a spin-off that leaps further into the future, to the Star Century year 0379. The classic yuri'esque couple formed by Lumiere and Eclair is replaced by two new characters: the playful Asukuru and the more serious Ku Fiyu, who are training to become members of ES - the finest secret agents with special abilities of the galactic government GTO. The story is created by gimik (one of the original production companies), and the animation work is done by Satelight, instead of Asread who was supposed to do the now-abandoned Kiddy Grade 2 sequel. With Kiddy Girl-and begins airing in Japan on October 16, 2009.
Kiddy grade 2 was never abandoned since this is it, and it is only 50 years further on (0379-0329=50)
Stokkywrote on Oct 12, 2009 at 01:48
Fixed, sort of - I went with the description from ANN's initial news where they said it would take place about 200 years later.
But we still can't consider this to be Kiddy Grade 2, not without Lumiere. Though both AniDB and ANN replaced their KD2 pages with Kiddy Girl-and.
anonymouswrote on Oct 14, 2009 at 19:58
Kiddy Grade 2 was always temporary title, from the initial announcements (see http://blog.goo.ne.jp/gocky_01/e/e68f8907e5f49a3f1e578a8134f38425)
Kiddy Girl-and is the actual title with some other changes (see http://blog.goo.ne.jp/gocky_01/e/b5c0b64be4e610c4115727182f70b995)