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Nisekoi Manga #17 to Bundle Public Bath Original Video Anime

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
SHAFT's TV anime staff to adapt manga chapter 81 with returning cast

The second 2015 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Naoshi Komi's 17th Nisekoi manga volume will also bundle an original video anime (OVA). The OVA will adapt chapter 81 "Sentō" (in the manga's 10th volume) about the characters at a public bath.

Chief director Akiyuki Shinbo, director Naoyuki Tatsuwa, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, the anime studio SHAFT, and the main cast are all returning for the OVA after working on the television anime.

The bundle will ship for 3,400 yen (about US$31) plus tax on April 3, 2015. The bundle will include a book jacket with an exclusive illustration, a new Weiss Schwarz PR card of Nisekoi, an exclusive Nisekoi bookmark, and a bonus pamphlet illustrated by Komi. The 14th manga volume also bundled an OVA on DVD in October, and so will the 16th manga volume in February.

The manga and anime revolve around Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

Viz Media is releasing the original manga digitally and in print. Aniplex of America began releasing the television anime series on Blu-ray Disc in November, and Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired in Japan.

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