Tsurune Anime's Unaired Episode Previewed in Video
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kyoto Animation began streaming a promotional video on Thursday for an unaired "episode 14" of the anime of Kotoko Ayano's Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu (Tsurune: Kazemai High School's Archery Club) novel.
The anime's fifth Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume on May 1 will bundle the episode. The episode will first 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.
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).