Futari H Gets New OVA This Fall
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The wrap-around obi band around the 60th compiled volume of Aki Katsu's Futari H (Manga Sutra) manga is announcing on Monday that a new original video animation (OVA) inspired by the manga has been green-lit. The new OVA will tell an all-new original story, and will be released this fall. Katsu commented that he is very excited for the anime, which is the first for the series in many years.
Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing Manga Sutra, which describes itself as a "love bible" or a "user's manual" for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. The manga has sold 24 million copies so far.
Tokyopop published Katsu's The Vision of Escaflowne, Psychic Academy, and Manga Sutra in North America before closing its doors in 2011. Media Blasters licensed and released the 2002 OVAs on DVD in North America under the title Step Up Love Story.
A third live-action film based on the manga shipped on home video in Japan in 2012.