Shomin Sample Anime's 1st BD/DVD Volume Includes Anime Short
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Online retailer Amazon is listing the first Japanese DVD and Blu-ray Disc volume of the Shomin Sample (Ore ga Ojō-sama Gakkō ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets-rareta Ken or I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner) television anime with an included anime short titled "Kujō-san no Do-S Sōdanshitsu Anime-ban" (Kujō-san's Sadistic Counseling Room Anime Version).
The volume will also include special art by character designer Takao Sano, the original soundtrack CD, a 20-page booklet with an original story by original creator Takafumi Nanatsuki, the creditless opening sequence, and audio commentary for the anime's first episode by the cast. Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes are slated for a January 6 release in Japan.
Funimation describes the series:
Kimito Kagurazaka is a extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he's abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there's a catch—Kimito isn't allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?
Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!, Nozo × Kimi) is directing the anime under the title Ore ga Ojō-sama Gakkō ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets-rareta Ken at the Studio Silver Link. Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Servant × Service) is in charge of series composition. Hiromi Mizutani (Hell Girl, Toriko, Non Non Biyori) of Team-MAX is composing the music for the series and Takao Sano is adapting the character designs for animation.
The cast includes:
Atsushi Tamaru as Kimito Kagurazaka
An extremely normal high school student, who suddenly gets kidnapped and taken to a school for rich ladies to serve as a sample of the common masses. He now attends Seika Academy.
Yū Serizawa as Aika Tenkūbashi
A tsun-pure first-year high school student who speaks the first thing that comes to her mind. She doesn't want to be alone, but has trouble talking to people all the same.
Rika Tachibana as Reiko Arisugawa
A first-year high school student, and the eldest daughter of the Arisugawa family, one of the "big three" families. She demonstrates elegance, grace, and sympathy as a class representative, and is a true "lady among ladies."
Yūki Kuwahara as Hakua Shiodome
A second-year middle school student with her own personal laboratory, and in demand by many international companies' R&D departments. When she gets a flash of insight, she immediately takes off her clothes and underwear and begins writing formulas on the nearest wall.
Chitose Morinaga as Karen Jinryō
A first-year high school student in a different class from Kimito and Aika. She always carries a katana around. A lady of the sword. Deep down, she is lonely, and likes cute things.
Saori Ōnishi as Miyūki Kujō
The originator of the suggestion to kidnap Kimito as a "commoner sample." She is an extremely sadistic head maid who works as Kimito's exclusive maid.
Yumi Hara as Eri Hanae
A childhood friend of Kimito who works as an idol voice actress. She is worried about Kimito suddenly moving out and going missing.
The Ore ga Ojō-sama Gakkō ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken light novel series debuted in 2011 with Gekka Urū's (Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne) character designs. Ichijinsha published the 9th volume of the novel series in January. Risumai's manga adaptation launched in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine in 2012. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga as I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner.