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Eromanga Sensei OVA Reveals Details, January 16 Release

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
48-minute release includes 2 episodes

Aniplex revealed the details of the Eromanga Sensei original video anime (OVA) on Wednesday. The OVA's two episodes will be titled "Yamada Elf no Love Song" (Elf Yamada's Love Song) and "Izumi Sagiri no First Kiss" (Sagiri Izumi's First Kiss), and they will run for a total of about 48 minutes. The release will ship on January 16. Aniplex also began streaming a promotional video for the release. (Note: the official video streaming on Aniplex's YouTube channel is region-locked to Japan.)

The limited-edition Blu-ray Disc release will cost 7,000 yen (about US$61), and the limited-edition DVD release will cost 6,000 yen (about US$53). Both versions will include an original short story by light novel author Tsukasa Fushimi and original jacket art by light novel illustrator Hiro Kanzaki. The release will also bundle an original short manga by the Eromanga Sensei manga's rin and Suzu Yūki, an Elf Yamada character song CD, and the "Fujita Akane no Eromanga Sensei Fukyō no Tabi in Hawaii" video.

The release will have a premiere screening in Tokyo on January 13, and various retailers will distribute application tickets. The anime's main voice cast will attend the event.

The OVA was originally slated for release in 2018.

The "new sibling romantic comedy" revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps on the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other's only family.

Masamune's novel illustrator, penname "Eromanga Sensei," draws extremely perverted drawings, and is very reliable. Masamune had never met his illustrator, and figured he was just a disgusting, perverted otaku. However, the truth is revealed that his "Eromanga Sensei" is his own younger sister. To add to the chaos that erupts between the siblings, a beautiful, female, best-selling shōjo manga creator becomes their rival.

The television anime aired in 2017, and Aniplex of America streamed it on Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Amazon's Anime Strike service. Aniplex of America released the series this year in two Blu-ray Disc sets.

Fushimi launched the light novel series in 2013 after finishing the Oreimo (Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai) light novel series. As with Oreimo, Hiro Kanzaki draws the illustrations for Eromanga Sensei.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

Sources: Press Release, Aniplex's YouTube channel

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