Love Stage!! Boys-Love Anime's New OVA Ad Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
Kadokawa began streaming a new 15-second television commercial for the original video anime (OVA) of Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga on Friday. The video features SCREEN mode's song "LΦVEST" that serves as the opening theme for the manga's television anime.
Cast members from the television anime including Tsubasa Yonaga (Izumi), Takuya Eguchi (Ryōma), DAIGO (Shōgo), Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei), and Ryohei Kimura (Takahiro) are returning in the OVA, which will run about 25 minutes long. The limited edition of the manga's fifth compiled volume will bundle the anime DVD and ship on November 22. The bundle will retail at 4,298 yen (about US$42), and Kadokawa is accepting preorders until September 19. The cast members introduce the OVA in a previous commercial last month:
J.C. Staff opened the official Love Stage!! anime website in January to announce the television anime adaptation. Kenichi Kasai (Major, Bakuman., Nodame Cantabile) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Michiko Yokote (xxxHOLiC, Squid Girl) is working on the series composition while Yōko Itō (key animator for Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Turn A Gundam) is in charge of character design.
Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's original manga revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction towards Izumi.