NISA Adds Chronicles of the Going Home Club Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime and video game distributor NIS America (NISA) announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the Chronicles of the Going Home Club television anime series for streaming and home video release. Crunchyroll previously streamed the series as it aired, and the series is now available on Hulu. NISA will release more details about the home video release at a later date.
The anime adapts Kuroha's Kitakubu Katsudō Kiroku schoolgirl manga. "Kitakubu" (literally, "go-home club") is Japanese slang for kids who go home instead of joining clubs, sports, or other afterschool activities. In one high school, there is a real "Kitakubu" of girls who do whatever they like. The president is a free spirit named Sakura, while Botan is the combative heir to a school of ancient martial arts. Claire happens to be the daughter of the head of the powerful Kokonoe conglomerate. Natsuki joins the club at the invitation of another freshman, Karin, but she is unprepared for the hijinks there.
Hikaru Sato (Bakuman. episode director) directed the anime at studio Nomad (Kämpfer, Kyōran Kazoku Nikki). Takahiro Sasaki (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts animation director) designed the characters, and Go Zappa (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!, Koihime Musō) supervised and wrote the scripts. The idol group Otome Shintō performed the opening theme song.
The show stars Miharu Kobayashi as Sakura, Sae Aiuchi as Botan, Ayaka Senbongi as Claire, Ibuki Kido as Natsuki, and Mitsuki Yūna as Karin. The 12-episode series premiered in Japan in July.
Image © 2011 Kuroha/Square Enix, Kitakubu Katsudō Kiroku Production Committee
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