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Tsurune Anime's 5th BD/DVD to Include Unaired 14th Episode

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Episode centers on idol Noririn visiting Yatanomori dojo

The official website for Kyoto Animation's television anime of Kotoko Ayano's Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu (Tsurune: Kazemai High School's Archery Club) novel announced on Wednesday that the fifth Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume for the anime will include the unaired 14th episode, "Yabai." The volume will ship in Japan on May 1, and the episode will debut during two sessions of a special event for the anime in Sagamihara on March 3.

The episode's story begins when the famous idol Noririn arranges to have a photo shoot at the Yatanomori archery dojo. Masa doesn't know anything about the idol, and Minato and the others express similar indifference. Nanao remembers that Kirisaki High School's archery team has a member who is a big Noririn fan named Sase, and suggests that Masa ask him for help. Minato contacts Shū and asks him to tell Sase, but when the day finally comes, all the regular competitors of Kirisaki are there waiting. Sase's level of passion when talking about Noririn embarrasses everyone but himself. Now everyone is together at the Yatanomori dojo.

The anime premiered in Japan on the NHK-General channel last October. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and streamed the anime on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE (with an English dub) as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video.

Pony Canyon USA describes the show's story:

The story opens with Minato Narumiya beginning his freshman year at the local Kazemai High School.
Mr. Tommy, advisor to the Japanese archery Club, is keen to recruit Minato, as well as his childhood friends Seiya Takehaya and Ryohei Yamanouchi. Ryohei convinces the reluctant Minato to attend the Club's orientation, where he also meets Kaito Onogi and Nanao Kisaragi.
Singling Minato out, Mr. Tommy introduces him as a rare Japanese archery talent and asks him to demonstrate in front of everyone. However, Minato's arrow fails to hit the mark because he is afflicted by a serious condition… Minato, Seiya, Ryohei, Nanao and Kaito.
Japanese archery brings them together. What will they attain as they struggle through their beautiful, yet “bitter” youth?

Takuya Yamamura (Violet Evergarden episodes 7 and 12 director, Sound! Euphonium episodes 3 and 10 director) directed the anime as his series directorial debut, while Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Children of the Whales, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) was in charge of series scripts. Miku Kadowaki (Beyond the Boundary, Amagi Brilliant Park, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) designed the characters. Harumi Fuuki (Miss Hokusai, The Piano Forest) composed the music. Lantis was credited for music production.

Luck Life performed the opening theme song "Naru," and ChouCho performed the ending theme song Orange-iro" (The Color Orange).

The first novel received a Special Judge Award in the novel category at the 7th Kyoto Animation Awards in 2016. Kyoto Animation then published the book under its KA Bunko imprint in December 2016 with illustrations by Chinatsu Morimoto. KA Bunko released the second novel last February.

Source: Tsurune anime's official website via Ota-Suke

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