Funimation to Release Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches on Home Video in July
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Funimation Entertainment announced at its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that it will release the Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches television anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in July. The anime will be available for pre-order in two weeks.
Crunchyroll had announced in July 2016 that it planned to release anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, including Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. Crunchyroll and Funimation then announced a partnership in September, which included Funimation serving as a distributor for Crunchyroll's home video release titles.
The 12-episode television anime series premiered in April 2015, and it adapts Miki Yoshikawa's manga of the same name. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
Tomoki Takuno ([email protected]: XENOGLOSSIA, Love Live! School idol project episode director) directed the anime at Liden Films with assistant director Fumiaki Usui. Michiko Yokote wrote and supervised the series scripts. Eriko Iida (Love Live! School idol project episode animation director) designed the characters and served as chief animation director. Yota Tsuruoka (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) was the sound director, and Masaru Yokoyama composed the music.
The story begins when high school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful female honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.
Yoshikawa's manga series ended in February, and the 28th and final compiled volume will ship on April 17. Crunchyroll released manga chapters online overseas as they were published in Japan, and Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in print.