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DAYS Original Anime DVD Preview Show 'Dice Talk' Game

posted on by Karen Ressler
DVD to bundle with manga's 22nd volume on May 17

Pony Canyon began streaming a commercial for the original anime DVD (OAD) that will bundle with the limited edition 22nd volume of Tsuyoshi Yasuda's DAYS manga on May 17. The new anime is titled "Himitsu no Saikoro Talk-hen" (Secret Dice Talk Chapter). The commercial shows the team at training camp, playing a card game where the loser has to roll a die to determine what kind of story he will have to tell the others.

The video features the anime's second opening theme "Higher Climber" by HOWL BE QUIET.

Yasuda launched DAYS in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in April 2013, and Kodansha published the manga's 21st volume on March 17. The limited edition 21st volume also bundled an OAD. Kodansha Advanced Media began releasing the manga digitally in English on Tuesday.

Kodansha Advanced Media describes the story:

During his last spring break before starting high school, Tsukushi Tsukamoto meets Jin Kazama, who invites him to a pick-up soccer game. Their chance meeting, and his first-ever experience with soccer, move kind-hearted, timid Tsukushi to enroll in his new high school's soccer club, which is among the strongest in all of Japan. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, there's something amazing hidden inside Tsukushi's heart … and through his trials and tribulations in the soccer club, it's beginning to blossom!

A 24-episode television anime series based on the manga ran from July to December. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Ponycan USA announced plans to release the series in the United States. Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed in December that a sequel for the anime series is in the works.

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