Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu. Anime's Main Trailer Streamed

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Boys-love romance between high school boy who has illness turning him to stone and geology teacher ships on DVD in December

The official website for the Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Is Worrying About Turning to Stone) original anime DVD (OAD) began streaming a new extended trailer on Friday. The video features the anime's main theme song, "glitter wish" by voice actor Shouta Aoi.

Text: The progressive Kono Danshi series directed by writer Soubi Yamamoto has brought tears and unity to many maidens. The long-awaited fourth installment in the Kono Dan. series!
Text: Ayumu Tamari - A high school boy who worries about turning into crystal
Ayumu: Saying "good morning," talking about what was on TV last night, eating lunch together, and then... Going to rehabilitation? What kind of a life is that?
Text in background: Good morning Good morning Good morning Good morning Good morning
Ayumu: Hey... Wanna touch my rock?
Kōya: It's like tanzanite...!
Text: Koya Onihara - A geology teacher who likes rocks
Kōya: Tamari... Is it that hard to be in your class? If something happens, you can always come to me. I'll at least listen to your problems.
Ayumu: Hey, professor? Do you... have a girlfriend?
Kōya: No. I don't want one again for the rest of my life.
Kōya: Your transformation to stone is going to get worse!
Ayumu: But... If I don't do this, I can't move ahead! Professor!
Kōya: Tamari...
Text: Onihara, who dotes on Tamari and says his turning to stone is beautiful.
Text: As Tamari continued to get advice from Onihara, he started to become attracted to him.
Text: As they waver and clash, they realize their real feelings.
Text: What is the destination of the two's sad love that is dependent on a stone?
Koya: Tamari, you're... Beautiful...

The anime will be released on DVD in Japan on December 3.

The story revolves around high school boy Ayumu Banri, who has an illness that makes him start to turn to stone when he's stressed. Since he couldn't fit in with his class, after repeating a year, he declared that he wanted to have a "Sparkly youth" as well. To do this, he changed his hair and clothes to be more fashionable, and constantly checked for popular topics to stay in the know. In the midst of Ayumu's life of making a facade, his homeroom teacher and stone-loving geology teacher Kōya Onihara says that Ayumu's stone transformation is beautiful. Ayumu begins to become attracted to Kōya, who starts to give him advice.

The cast will star Shouta Aoi as Ayumu Tamari, a 19-year high school student who was held back a year, and Daisuke Hirakawa as Koya Onihara, a 25-year old geology teacher. Aoi will perform the main theme song "glitter wish," which he also composed and wrote the lyrics for. Soubi Yamamoto will return to provide the original work, scripts, and will also take the position of director for the project.

As a 21-year-old, Yamamoto made her scriptwriting and directorial debut in 2011 with the first 28-minute Kono Danshi anime, Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. (This Boy Can Fight Aliens!). Her followup, Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught a Merman), was released in 2012. Last year, the third installment titled Kono Danshi, Akunin to Yobaremasu. (This Boy Is Called A Scoundrel) was released as a drama CD.

Sentai Filmworks licensed and released both This Boy Caught a Merman and This Boy Can Fight Aliens! for North America.

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