Japanese Hiyokoi, English Durarara Promos Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
Shueisha's Ribon manga magazine is streaming video footage from this past summer's original event anime adaptation of Moe Yukimaru's Hiyokoi manga. The school romantic comedy revolves around the unlikely couple of a shy 140-centimeter-tall (about 55-inch-tall) high school girl and a popular 190-centimeter-tall (75-inch-tall) high school boy. The Hiyokoi anime and the "Yumeiro Pâtissière Mune Kyun Tropical Island!" event anime will be on Ribon's first bonus DVD ever; the "Waku Doki— DVD" will ship with the November issue of the magazine on October 2.
The DVD will also contain two "vomic" videos, in which voice actresses record the dialogue for manga stories. Tomomi Kasai, Moeno Nitō, Haruka Ishida, Reina Fujie of the female idol group AKB48 will voice Emi Ishikawa's Zekkyō Gakkyū manga, while Eri Sendai and Atsuko Enomoto will voice Sakura-Hime Kaden by Arina Tanemura (Full Moon O Sagashite, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross).
Aniplex of America began streaming the first English voice cast video for its home video release of the Durarara!! anime series on Monday. The first of 11 biweekly videos features Jonny Yong Bosch as Izaya Orihara. Aniplex announced at Anime Expo in July that it will release the first of three DVD sets in January 2011.
Sources: Saishin Anime Jōhō, Chuosha