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Shonen Sunday Anime Shorts to Air on TV with IRiS Opening

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

This year's 42nd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that it will present a new television program titled Anisan Gekijō (Anime Sunday Theater) starting on October 6 on the Tokyo MX channel. The program will air the original video animation episodes previously bundled with Shonen Sunday manga. This will be the first time these OVA episodes will air on television.

The program will air:

i☆Ris (Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes, PriPara) will provide their song "NEXTAGE" as the opening theme for the Alice in Borderland and Fantasista Stella OVAs, while Mimi Meme MIMI (A Town Where You Live, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) will provide her song "Tente Komai" as the opening theme for the Ane Log and Nozo × Kimi OVAs. i☆Ris will release their "NEXTAGE" single CD on October 28. Mimi Meme MIMI will release her "Tente Komai" single CD on November 17.

The Alice in Borderland OVA episodes were bundled with the manga's 12th, 13th, and 14th compiled book volumes. The story follows a high school boy named Arisu and other youths who are transported to a devastated alternate world. Trapped, they are forced to play a deadly game of survival.

The Ane Log OVA episodes were bundled with the manga's fifth, sixth, and seventh compiled book volumes. The manga's story centers on Moyako Konoe and her younger brother Akira. When they were younger, Akira proposed to her, so Moyako thinks he is a pervert who has fallen in love with his older sister. Moyako's misunderstanding leads her to create wild delusions about her brother.

The Nozo × Kimi OVA episodes were bundled with the manga's fourth, fifth, and sixth compiled book volumes. Nozo × Kimi is a spinoff of Wakoh Honna's Nozoki Ana manga series. It follows high school students Nozomi and Kimio, two other inhabitants of the same apartment complex as the characters in Nozoki Ana.

The Fantasista Stella OVA episodes were bundled with the manga's eight, ninth, and 10th compiled book volumes. Fantasista Stella is the sequel to Michiteru Kusaba's original Fantasista manga. The first manga followed a boy named Teppei Sakamoto as he strives for greatness on his high school soccer team. Fantasista Stella picks up the story when Teppei and teammate Keisuke Honda aim for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil during the summer.


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