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Madman Acquires No-Rin for Streaming and Home Video

posted on by Jon Hayward
On day seven of Madman's 12 Days of Christmas we have No-Rin coming soon to AnimeLab and to home video in 2015;

The news was announced via Madman's facebook page. No-Rin will be streaming through Madman's AnimeLab platform soon and will receive a home video release in Australia and New Zealand at some point in 2015. This is the first announcement of a home video release for No-Rin outside of Japan.

Madman Entertainment's 12 Days of Christmas


When famous idol Yuka Kusakabe suddenly retires no-one is more shocked than her biggest fan, teenager Kosaku Hata. But when Kosaku finally recovers and starts attending his classes at Tamo Agriculture School he finds a bigger surprise, Yuka has transferred into his class under her real name, Ringo Kinoshita. Kosaku sees this as his chance to get to befriend his dream girl but he soon discovers that Ringo is an entirely different person to Yuka, which makes the solving the mystery of why Ringo transferred into Tamo just that little-bit more complicated.

No-Rin is a adaptation of Shiratori Shirow and illustrator Kippu's romantic comedy light novel series that are published under SB Creative's GA Bunko imprint. To date eight volumes have been published. The series starred Shintarō Asanuma (Love Lab, Muromi-san) as Kōsaku Hata and Yukari Tamura plays Ringo Kinoshita.

Shin Oonuma (WATAMOTE, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Dusk maiden of Amnesia) directed the series at SILVER LINK (WATAMOTE, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Dusk maiden of Amnesia). Michiko Yokote (Genshiken Second Season, Princess Tutu, xxxHOLiC) was in charge of series composition and Masahito Onoda (Student Council's Discretion Level 2) adapted Kippu's original character designs. The series premiered in Japan on the 10th of January 2014 and ran for 12 episodes.

Funimation streamed the series in North America and has yet to announce home video release plans. Crunchyroll streamed the series subtitled in French and German and Animax UK have also licensed No-Rin for streaming.

The series gains it's title from the school that Kosaku and Ringo attend, Tamo Agricultural High School in Japanese is Tamo Nōrin Kōkō and as such shortened to No-Rin. The light-novel series has spawned three manga adaptations all written by Shiratori Shirow, the first was a direct adaptation illustrated by Maru Asakura for Square Enix's Young Gangan Comics, the second was No-Rin: Petit, a comedy focused series illustrated by Kotoji for Square Enix's Big Gangan that concluded in August. The third series is No-Rin -Wild-, illustrated by Toshiko Machida (Angel Game, Bacchon Girls) for SB Creative's GA Bunko Magazine.

Madman will stream No-Rin to AnimeLab soon and release the title to home video at some point in 2015.

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