3rd Kamisama Kiss 'Past Arc' Original Anime DVD Previewed in Video

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2 more episodes to ship with manga volumes 24-25 on April 20, August 19

The official website for the ongoing original anime DVD (OAD) project based on Julietta Suzuki's Kamisama Hajimemashita (Kamisama Kiss) manga began streaming a promotional video for the third OAD on Wednesday.

The ongoing OAD project has four announced episodes so far. The first two episodes adapt the manga's "past arc," which spans from mid-volume 14 to volume 17 in the manga. The first episode shipped with a limited edition of the manga's 22nd volume on August 20. The second episode, "Kitsune, Koi ni Ochiru" (Fox, Falls in Love) shipped with a limited edition of the manga's 23rd volume on December 18.

The third episode, "Kamisama, Hanayome ni Naru" (The God Becomes a Bride), will ship with a limited edition of the manga's 24th volume on April 20. The fourth episode, "Kamisama, Mukae ni Iku" (I'll Meet Up With the God), will ship with a limited edition of the manga's 25th volume on August 19.

Akitarō Daichi is returning to direct the new anime at TMS Entertainment. Junko Yamanaka is again serving as character designer and chief animation director. The other cast and staff of the anime are also returning.

The story of Julietta Suzuki's original manga begins with Nanami, a girl who finds herself homeless after her father leaves. She comes to the home of a man who offers to let her stay over — only to discover it is a Shinto shrine. The man happened to be a deity who has just transferred his status and his yōkai to Nanami. That yōkai's name is Tomoe, and a contract between him and Nanami can only be sealed in one way: with a kiss.

Suzuki launched the manga in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine in 2008. Viz Media published the 20th volume in North America this month.

The series inspired two anime seasons, and Funimation streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan. Funimation also released the first season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2014.

The manga also inspired a previous two-episode OAD project that shipped with the manga's 16th volume in August 2013.

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