Non Non Biyori Schoolgirl Manga Gets Original Anime DVD
posted on by Egan Loo
The offical blog for the editors of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine announced on Tuesday that an original anime DVD adaptation of Atto's schoolgirl manga Non Non Biyori has been green-lit. More details will be announced on November 27 in the January issue of Monthly Comic Alive and on the website of the ongoing Non Non Biyori television anime.
Thanks to the popularity of the television anime, the six volumes of the manga are getting large reprint runs that will arrive in stores in November. The current Monthly Comic Alive issue has a Non Non Biyori cover, a Non Non Tsūshin introductory guidebook, and an exclusive poster.
The slice-of-life comedy is set in a countryside school with only five students total, including four girls:
On this isolated countryside, the nearest bookstore is 20 minutes away by bicycle, a certain "Ju_p" magazine comes out on Wednesdays instead of Mondays, and the video rental store is 10 stations away. Hotaru Ichijō transfers from Tokyo to this school and readjusts to the slow life in the country. Her fellow schoolmates are Natsumi, Komari, Renge, and Komari's big brother Suguru in the third year of middle school.
Atto launched the manga in Monthly Comic Alive in 2009, and Media Factory published the manga's sixth volume in September. The television series from director Shinya Kawatsura and anime Studio Silver LINK (WATAMOTE, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) premiered on October 7. Crunchyroll is streaming the television anime, and Sentai Filmworks licensed it for North America.
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