Funimation Offers The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi for Digital Purchase
posted on by Alex Mateo
The television anime of Atami Michinoku's The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi (Fudanshi Kōkō Seikatsu) manga is now available for digital purchase in Japanese on both Amazon and the iTunes Store from Funimation Entertainment.
Funimation offers several shows — including Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!, The Lost Village, Hitori no Shita the outcast, and Sound! Euphonium — as digital purchases only, and has not released these titles on home video or via its FunimationNow streaming service.
The anime adaptation premiered in July 2016 and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.
The comedy depicts the daily life of Sakaguchi, a high school boy and also a "fudanshi" who loves boys-love stories. Fudanshi is a wordplay on fujoshi (literally, "rotten girls") — the slang for women who love boys-love/yaoi stories.
Toshikatsu Tokoro (Moeyo Ken, Soul Link) directed the anime at EMT Squared (Kumamiko) and Chika Ishida designed the characters. Nobuyuki Abe directed the sound at Dax Production. Dream Creation produced the anime. Hatano performed the show's theme song "Sekai wa Boy Meets Boy♂" (The World is Boy Meets Boy) as his character Sakaguchi.
The manga launched on Ichijinsha's web site Zero Sum Online in May 2015, and Ichijinsha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume in September 2017. Seven Seas licensed the manga and released the third volume in January. The company will release the fourth volume on November 27.
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