News Fuji Producer: No 2nd Aoi Hana Season Due to DVD Sales
posted on 2010-10-31 14:44 EDT
Kōji Yamamoto, Fuji TV's producer for many of the anime in the late-night Noitamina timeslot, confirmed in an interview that a second anime season of Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) is not being produced. Writer Kumao Ōyama interviewed Yamamoto along with ASMIK Ace publicity producer Fumie Takeuchi on the Tokyo pop culture site Luvits. In the interview, Yamamoto said, "We made an extremely high-quality anime called Aoi Hana, but the DVDs didn't sell so a second season hasn't been made."
The anime adapted Takako Shimura's yuri manga about two childhood friends who reconnect in high school after a decade apart. Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover, Kimikiss pure rouge, Nodame Cantabile) directed the anime at J.C. Staff. Crunchyroll simulcasted the anime as it aired in Japan in the summer of 2009.
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Image © Takako Shimura, Ohta Books/Aoi Hana Production Committee