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Pioneer announces Strawberry Eggs

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Out of the Blue, with no prior licencing announcement, Pioneer Animation has announced the August 13th release of Strwaberry Eggs volume 1

Out of the Blue, with no prior licencing announcement1, Pioneer Animation has announced the August 13th release of Strawberry Eggs volume 1. Originally released under the name "I My Me! Strawberry Eggs" this 13 episode TV series was orinally aired in Japan on July 4th 2001.

A popular Romantic Story, Strawberry Eggs is about a young teacher who is so desperate for a job that he dresses up as a female teacher in order to get a job at a school where the principal hates guys. But then he meets schoolgirl Fuko Kuzuha who sets his heart afire.

Excerpts from Pioneer Press Release:

Pioneer Animation takes everyone back to school with the comedy-drama, STRAWBERRY EGGS. Volume 1, “Makeup Exam,” releases August 13, 2002. Hibiki Amawa is an ordinary working stiff, but he can't seem to get a job – or pay his rent.

When his volatile landlady goes ballistic and threatens to kick him out by the end of the day, his desperation to find a teaching job reaches a critical level - and he pursues a job he couldn't get before - as a PE teacher at a local school. The catch is that the school only hires female teachers!! So, with a crash course in fashion and a special voice modulator, Hibiki slips right into his new role as Ms. Amawa – with surprising results!

The DVD series is chock full of extras – a full color art gallery, a glossary of Japanese school terms and culture, live-action television ads for the show that ran in Japan, and interactive character commentaries on the other students! Released in Japan in 2001 as “I My Me! Strawberry Eggs,” the show was produced by Pioneer, LDC and animated by TNK, the creators of the hit series HAND MAID MAY. Vice-President of Marketing, Mark Roche said, “For fans of TOOTSIE or BOSOM BUDDIES, this show features the entertaining backdrop of the Japanese school system and the fight for one teacher to demonstrate his worth – even if he has to wear a dress to prove it!”

1: However there was speculation that it would be quickly released by Pioneer in the US because the credits in the Japanese version listed "Pioneer Entertainment USA, (LP)."

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