News Retailer: Puchimas! Manga to Bundle Anime DVD
posted on 2013-11-01 11:00 EDT
The Amazon retailer is listing that a limited-edition version of the sixth compiled volume of Akane's four-panel Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- manga will bundle an original anime DVD. The sixth volume is scheduled to ship in Japan on March 27, 2014, and Amazon lists that the limited edition will retail for 1,995 yen (about US$20).
The second season of the anime adaptation of the manga was announced in September, and is scheduled to premiere in April 2014 under the title Puchimas!! -Petit Petit Idolm@ster-. Staff and cast from the first season of two-minute shorts will reprise their roles, and services such as Nico Nico Douga will stream the series. An online re-broadcast of the original series will begin in January.
The first series premiered in January and adapts Akane's four-panel manga series that depicts the overly-hyper daily life of The IDOLM@STER's 765Pro idols — and mysterious creatures named "Puchidoru" who somewhat resemble the idols. Mankyū (Tono to Issho, Kakko-Kawaii Sengen!, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku) directed the anime at the studio Gathering, and Sao Tamado (30-sai no Hoken Taiiku) designed the characters. Funimation streamed the first season as it aired.