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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash's 'Episode 2.5' Video Previews Bath Scene

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV anime's 1st BD/DVD release ships with OVA on March 16

TOHO animation began streaming an "avant" video for the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash anime's "Episode 2.5" original video anime (OVA) on Friday. The video previews a scene in the OVA, titled "Furo no Kabe ni Kaketa Seishun--One More Centimeter" (Youth Hung on the Bath Wall--One More Centimeter), in which Yume and Shihoru are taking a bath while a group of male characters listen outside the bath wall.

The first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume of the television anime series will include the 10-minute OVA. The release will ship in Japan on March 16.

The Blu-ray version will cost 6,800 yen (about US$57), while the DVD version will cost 5,800 yen (about US$49). The home video release will also include an original story written by original light novel series author Ao Jūmonji, a world guidebook, a priority sales application ticket for a cast event, and special cover art by character designer Mieko Hosoi.

The anime's official website is listing the home video release of the anime with 12 episodes.

The "Hai to Gensō no Grimgar -Grimgar, Live and Act-" event will be held at Mozart Hall of Tokyo's Katsushika Symphony Hills center on June 19. The event will feature the voice actors of the main cast. The anime's official website announced on Friday that tickets will cost 6,800 yen (about US$58), and the advance ticket application period will run from March 16 to April 10.

The television anime series premiered on January 10. FUNimation Entertainment is streaming the series as it airs in Japan, and describes the show:

From A-1 Pictures, the studio behind Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online: When Haruhiro awakens, he's in the dark surrounded by people who have no memory of where they came from or how they got there. As the darkness fades, a fantastic new world called “Grimgar” appears before them and their adventure begins—but first, they'll have to choose their guild, class, and special abilities.

The series is based on Ao Jūmonji's Hai to Gensō no Grimgar (or Grimgar le Monde des cendres et de fantaisie) light novel series. Ryosuke Nakamura (Aiura director and scriptwriter, Mōryō no Hako director) is directing and writing the scripts at A-1 Pictures. Tomotaka Shibayama is serving as assistant director with Kazuyuki Asaga and Ken Baba as key animators, and Mieko Hosoi (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Psychic School Wars) is designing the characters. Hidetoshi Kaneko is directing the art, and Takahiro Mogi is the color key artist. Shinichi Igarashi is the director of photography, and Aya Hida is editing.

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