News Section23 Films Adds Nyan Koi! Anime
posted on 2010-09-21 15:40 EDT
The North American anime distributor Section23 Films has announced that it will release the Nyan Koi! television anime series in a complete, English-subtitled DVD collection on December 14. Sentai Filmworks licensed this anime adaptation of Sato Fujiwara's comedy manga.
In the story, Junpei Kōsaka is a second-year high school student who despises cats and has an allergy to them. It just so happens that his high school crush is Kaede Mizuno, a girl who adores cats. One day, while walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately beans the local neko-jizō-sama (guardian deity of cats) statue. He finds that he can now understand what cats are saying, including his family's own ill-tempered cat, Nyamsas. However, if he does not grant 100 wishes from cats, he will turn into a cat himself.
The manga has been running in the web comic magazine Flex Comix Blood since August 10, 2007, and Softbank Creative published the fifth compiled book volume in Japan in March. DC Comics' CMX Manga imprint announced its North American license of the manga last year, before DC shuttered the imprint this past July.
Section23 Films will also release the second subtitled DVD collection for Kimikiss pure rouge on December 7, the third subtitled DVD collection for Eyeshield 21 on December 21, and the third subtitled DVD collection for Gintama on December 28.
Update: More background information and image added.
Image ©2009 Sato Fujiwara / Flex Comix Inc.
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