'Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!' Novels Get New Original Video Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
18th & last novel volume to ship on March 25; 17th volume to bundle drama CD

This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that Tomohiro Matsu's 18th and last Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!) light novel volume will bundle a new original video anime (OVA). The bundle with the "Ijin-tachi to no Haru" original video anime will ship on March 25, 2015.

Spoiler (highlight the following white text to read) The story will follow Yuri and Shingo, who have become spirits, when they decide to make a class visit and go to the sisters' school to see how they are doing. There, Sora utters some shocking words.

The new OVA will reunite the cast members from the earlier television anime, including:

  • Wataru Hatano as Yūta Segawa 
  • Sumire Uesaka as Sora Takanashi
  • Eri Kitamura as Miu Takanashi 
  • Hiromi Igarashi as Hina Takanashi  
  • Yui Horie as Raika Oda 
  • Daisuke Ono as Kōichi Nimura 
  • Junji Majima as Shuntarō Sako 

The 17th light novel volume will ship on January 23 with a "Saasha no Onegai! Hina ni da Otteitte Hosii o" drama CD. The audio drama will feature Saasha Takanashi, as voiced by Akemi Okamura. People who pre-order the limited editions of both the 17th and 18th light novel volumes will be eligible to attend an event that is in the works.

The novel series already inspired a television anime series in 2012, as well as an unaired 13th episode included in the television anime's final Blu-ray Disc and an earlier OVA last year. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime into several countries as it aired in Japan.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the television series for DVD and Blu-ray Disc release in North America, and it describes the story:

When Yuta Segawa's sister and her husband disappear after a plane crash, it's up to him to raise her daughter and two stepdaughters. Yuta's world is forever changed and, having just started college himself, caring for three girls whose ages range from an innocent 3 to a world-wise 14 won't make it any easier. At least he can count on help from his friends, though how much help they'll be is debatable.

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