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Junjo Romantica Original Anime DVD Episode Previewed in Video

posted on by Karen Ressler
Episode will ship with manga volume 20

Kadokawa began streaming a 15-second preview of the upcoming original anime DVD (OAD) that will ship with the limited edition 20th compiled book volume of Shungiku Nakamura's Junjō Romantica boys-love manga. The video features Luck Life's ending theme song for the third anime series, "Kawaranai Sora."

The DVD will contain one 20-minute episode. The limited edition manga volume will ship on December 1.

The limited edition bundle will also include a DVD jacket with original illustration by character designer Yoko Kikuchi, a variant cover, and a special box. The bundle's pre-order deadline is on September 18, and it is retailing for 3,980 yen (about US$32).

Nakamura launched the manga in Kadokawa's Asuka Ciel magazine in 2002, and she transferred it to Emerald magazine in 2014. Kadokawa published the manga's 19th compiled book volume in Japan on July 1. Tokyopop published 12 English volumes of the manga under its BLU Manga imprint before it shut down its North American publishing operations in May 2011.

Nakamura's original manga already inspired two anime seasons in 2008, and also inspired a third season that premiered on July 8. Right Stuf licensed the first two seasons for North America, and Funimation is streaming the third season as it airs in Japan.

The second Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi anime series included an adaptation of Nakamura's Junjō Romantica manga spinoff Junjō Mistake, and there was also a Junjō Romantica original video anime in 2012. An original video animation volume of Nakamura's one-shot Hybrid Child debuted last year.

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