Sentai Filmworks to Release Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun OVA Shorts

posted on by Jabulani Blyden
Company to release premium box set including soundtrack, booklet, stickers, poster

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday the details of its upcoming premium box set for the romantic comedy anime Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun).

Sentai Filmworks will release the box set in a heavy chipboard box. The set will include:

  • DVD/Blu-ray Disc Combo
  • Soundtrack
  • Stickers and Poster
  • Special Booklet

The DVD and Blu-ray Discs will contain the entire 12-episode series, as well as several special features including: clean opening and closing animations, commercials, promos, and six three-minute Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun OVAs. Sentai Filmworks confirmed with ANN that the standalone DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases will also include the OVAs. The titles for the OVAs include:

  • Is That Handsome Boy Just a Friend or Her Boyfriend? Parts 1 and 2
  • The Correlation Chart That Connects Everything
  • It's Summer! It's the Ocean! It's Training Camp!
  • Me or the Sun...Which Do You Think Shines More?
  • The Happening is Being Turned Into a Shojo Manga

Sentai Filmworks had originally planned the series as a subtitled-only release. The company then announced plans to dub the series in July. Sentai Filmworks then decided to release a box set for the show due to fan support.

The series is available for pre-order now, and it ship on March 29. The DVD complete collection retails for US$59.98, the Blu-ray Disc collection retails for US$69.98, and the premium box set retails for US$129.98.

The series premiered in April, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Love is the spirit that motivates an artist's journey. Or, rather, it can and should be. Of course, for mangaka artist Nozaki… he's clueless when it comes to those special feelings of love coming from his own classmate. It's the age-old tale: the girl's into a guy that barely knows they exist. And it's no different for Sakura. While all she can think about is him, all he cares about is the publication deadline looming over his head. Unfortunately, this all came about because Sakura didn't share her true feelings with Nozaki. This all leads to a huge misunderstanding – and, as a result, Sakura becoming his assistant. Little did she know, but she now works for one of her favorite mangakas. Only she's a he! And that's the strange part; Nozaki is the creator of the popular shojo manga, Let's Have a Romance!, under the alias of Yumeno Sakiko. So, how could such a stubborn numbskull such as Nozaki be so in touch with a girl's wants and needs to create such inspiring stories that Sakura loves? And will she spoil their working relationship to finally admit how she really feels about him?

Mitsue Yamazaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) directed the series, and Yoshiko Nakamura (Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) handled the scripts. Junichiro Taniguchi (Genshiken Second Season) designed the characters. Studio Dogakobo animated the series.

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