Comedy anime following previous six acquisitions, also available on home video next year.
North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks has announced on Thursday that they have acquired the “slice-of-life” comedy anime Non Non Biyori.
The anime is the latest on the company’s acquisitions for this season, which includes comedy animes Golden Time, second season of Infinite Stratos, Outbreak Company, sci-fi anime Phi-Brain’s third season, fantasy anime Kyoukai no Kanata, and the classic anime Time Bokan: Royal Revival.
When Hotaru Ichijo transfers from a school in Tokyo to the tiny little Asahigaoka Branch School in the rural countryside, she should be experiencing major culture shock. After all, there are only three other girls in the school, and none of them are even in the same grade as her. But she quickly finds herself adjusting to spending her time with first grader Renge and the Koshigaya sisters, Natsumi and Komari, who are in the seventh and eighth grade, respectively. And the Koshigaya’s older brother, the only male student, isn’t so hard to get along with either. Maybe it doesn’t hurt that Hotaru’s a little mature for her age, but there’s something about the laid back lifestyle that makes her feel right at home and comfortable. Even if it is 20 minutes by bicycle to the only place that sells comics and the video store is ten train stations away. It’s a big change from the big city, but there are still plenty of new adventures to look forward to as Hotaru learns that “home” really is where the heart is in NON NON BIYORI. (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)
Non Non Biyori is an anime adaptation of Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Atto, which is serialized on Media Factory publication Monthly Comic Alive since 2009 and is currently on-going.
Kokoro Connect director Shinya Kawamo directs the anime series, while Reiko Yoshida, who worked on titles like K-ON!, Mayo Chiki, and Girls und Panzer, supervises the script composition, and Mai Otsuka, who handled character designs for Shakugan no Shana series, also handled the series’ designs.
Similar to the previously acquired titles, the anime is set to be available on digital outlets in the coming days, and it is also set to be released on home video next year.
SOURCE: Sentai Filmworks
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