Saki Biyori Anime DVD Promo Confirms Returning Staff

posted on by Karen Ressler
OAD will ship with volume 14 of Ritz Kobayashi's Saki manga

Square Enix began streaming a video preview on Friday for the original anime DVD (OAD) that will bundle with the limited edition 14th volume of Ritz Kobayashi's Saki manga. The OAD is based on the Saya Kiyoshi's four-panel manga spinoff Saki Biyori.

The video announces original staff of the Saki anime series will return for the OAD:

  • Production: Studio Gokumi
  • Scenario: Tatsuhiko Urahata
  • Character Design: Masakatsu Sasaki
  • Director: Kenji Seto
  • Chief Driector: Manabu Ono

The 14th volume will ship on July 25 in Japan, and the limited edition will retail for 3,685 yen (about US$31). Customers who preorder the volume at Animate, Gamers, Tora no Ana, or Melon Books can get a clear file with an image of Nodoka and Yukiko, drawn by Kobayashi.

Kiyoshi has been drawing Saki Biyori in Young Gangan (and later Monthly Big Gangan) since 2011. Square Enix published the spinoff manga's third compiled book volume in December 2013. This will be the first anime adaptation of the series.

The main Saki manga already inspired two television anime series. Another spinoff manga, Aguri Igarashi's Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A, also inspired its own television anime.

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