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Higurashi no Naku Koroni Rei, Switch Promos Streamed

posted on 2008-08-21 22:15 EDT
No actual anime footage in promo for either video anime series

The Animate.tv Channel website is streaming a 21-second promotional video for the Higurashi no Naku Koroni Rei video anime series. However, the streaming video does not contain any actual anime footage. Studio DEEN will adapt Ryukishi07's (Seventh Expansion's) Higurashi no Naku Koro ni murder mystery visual novel franchise for the third time with this collection of side stories. The five volumes, which are billed as the "fateful final chapters," will ship between this December and August of next year.

Funimation has taken over North American distribution of the first Higurashi television series from Geneon Entertainment, but no announcement has been made yet of future Higurashi anime licenses in the region. Yen Press licensed Square Enix's main manga version of When They Cry - Higurashi and has begun publishing it in its Yen Plus anthology magazine last month.

The official Japanese website for the video anime adaptation of naked ape's switch "stylish crime action" manga has revamped itself with a 15-second streaming video introduction. Like Higurashi Rei's video, switch's streaming video does not contain actual anime footage, but it does highlight the voice actors Jun Fukuyama (Kai Etou) and Takahiro Sakurai (Hal Kurabayashi). The two video volumes will be released in October and December. The first volume will have a limited first edition with a special box, bonus disc CD, a pocket-sized replica of the script, audio commentaries, and a picture label for the DVD. Viz Media will ship the fourth volume of the original manga in North America next month.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

Image © 2008 Ryukishi07/Hinamizawa Gosanke
© naked ape/Square Enix, Project switch


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