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Hakumei and Mikochi Blu-ray/DVD Box to Include New OVA

posted on 2018-01-12 09:30 EST by Egan Loo
24-minute OVA ships with 2nd box on June 27

The official website for the television anime of Takuto Kashiki's Hakumei to Mikochi: Tiny little life in the woods manga updated on Friday with details on its Blu-ray Disc and DVD release. The anime will ship in two home video boxes (in either Blu-ray Disc or DVD format), and the second box will include the new original video anime (OVA) "Neji to Bed to Irori to Bakuchi" (Screws, Beds, Fireplaces, and Gambling). The OVA will be about 24 minutes long.

Each of the boxes will also contain six television episodes and audio commentary. The first box will add a digest video for the December 24, 2017 advance screening event, promotional videos, ads, and commericals, while the second box will add the OVA and clean opening and ending animation sequences.

The first pressing of the first box will feature an exclusive Hakumei box, an exclusive manga drawn by Kashiki, the first 200-page animation guide book, a special booklet, and an application form for advance ticket sales to a special June 10 event with the cast.

The first pressing of the second box will feature an exclusive Mikochi box, Digipak art drawn by character designer Tomoko Iwasa, the second 200-page animation guide book, and a special booklet.

The boxes will ship on April 25 and June 27, respectively.

Sentai Filmworks is streaming the anime, and it describes the story:

While Hakumei is cheerful, outgoing and prefers to be outside, Mikochi is more introverted and prefers to stay indoors. These differences will set the tone for their friendship. Riding on insects and birds, creating tools from the forest and living their normal lives, they'll show us how day to day chores can be the biggest adventure in a small world full of wonders.

The anime premiered in Japan on AT-X on January 12 at 9:00 p.m. In addition, the series will air on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co., Ltd. and BS11. The anime will stream in Japan exclusively on Amazon Prime.

Masaomi Andō (School-Live!, Scum's Wish, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) is directing the series at studio Lerche. Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden, Tamako Market, Non Non Biyori) is handling the series composition, and Tomoko Iwasa (Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl, Junod) is both the character designer and prop designer. Iwasa is also the chief animation director alongside Mayuka Itou (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle). KUSANAGI is handling the background art. Evan Call (Violet Evergarden, Chronos Ruler, Big Order) is composing the music at Lantis. Yūji Higa is the animation producer.

Chima performs the opening theme song "urar." Cast members Shino Shimoji and Aoi Yūki performs the ending theme song "Harvest Moon Night."

[Via Ota-Suke]


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