NIS America Adds Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko TV Anime (Updated)

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Akiyuki Shinbo/SHAFT's adaptation of Hitoma Iruma's light novel series aired in Japan last year

NIS America (NISA), the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software game company, announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Sunday that it will release the Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko television anime series under the name Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl.

The anime adapts Hitoma Iruma's light novels of the same name. The story revolves around an ordinary high school boy named Makoto Niwa and his cousin, a mysterious girl named Erio Tōwa. There is a rumor in their town that aliens watch over it. Erio tells Makoto that Earth has been targeted and says she is an alien herself.

Akiyuki Shinbo (And Yet the Town Moves, Madoka Magica) served as chief director for the series, and Yukihiro Miyamoto (Maria Holic, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Madoka Magica) served as series director at studio SHAFT. The 13-episode series stars Asuka Ōgame as Erio and Miyu Irino as Makoto, as well as Emiri Katō as Ryuko Mifune, Mai Fuchigami as Maekawa-san, and Ai Nonaka as Meme Towa.

Update: NISA revealed more details about its release for Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl via press release on Monday. The 13-episode series will be available on two Blu-ray Discs and two DVDs on January 8 for US$69.99. The release will have Japanese audio with non-removable English subtitles.

The release will also come with a 36-page hardcover art book that has character information, background illustrations, an episode guide, and interviews with the cast, director, character designer, and producer. The release will also include clean openings and endings and a Japanese commercial.

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