Three Leaves, Three Colors Unaired Episode's 1st Minute Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st BD/DVD to include "Kinoko wa Karada ni Iinda yo!"

Toho's animation YouTube channel began streaming the first minute of the first unaired original video animation (OVA) episode for Three Leaves, Three Colors (Sansha Sanyō) on Monday. The episode is titled "Kinoko wa Karada ni Iinda yo!" (Mushrooms are Good For Your Body!).

The episode will be included with the first Blu-ray Disc/DVD, which will ship in Japan on June 29. The second volume will include the second unaired OVA episode, "Kōkyū Wagyū Shishokukai," on July 13. The third volume will include the third and final OVA episode, "Dekiru Onna wa Mebunryō," on August 17.

There will be six monthly home video volumes from June 29 to November 16, and each volume will contain two television episodes for a total of 12. Each volume will also have a video collection of the original four-panel manga's strips (with voices added) and a video installment from the tie-in Niconico Live program.

The series premiered on April 10 and Funimation is streaming the episodes with English-subtitles as they air in Japan. Funimation streamed the first episode of the English Broadcast Dub on Sunday.

Funimation describes the story:

Futaba Odagiri [voiced by Mai Kanazawa] is the energetic transfer student who befriends Teru Hayama (Ayaka Imamura), the class president who is meaner than she looks, and Yōko Nishikawa (Yū Wakui), a former rich girl who still acts like a princess. Three very different girls who only share one thing: the kanji for leaf in their names. Balancing school and life is hard enough, but what about dealing with clashing personalities on top of it all?

The anime is based on a manga by Cherry Arai. Yasuhiro Kimura (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! episode director) is directing the series at animation studio Doga Kobo. Hideaki Koyasu (Lance N' Masques, GJ Club) is handling series composition and Jun Yamazaki (episode animation director for Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash!, Muromi-san) is designing the characters.

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