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Hozuki's Coolheadedness Manga Gets 3 New Original Anime DVDs Bundled With Manga Volumes

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
3rd anime season's staff return at new studio PINE JAM

The official website for the anime franchise based on Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki's Coolheadedness (Hōzuki no Reitetsu) manga revealed on Friday that the manga is inspiring three new original anime DVDs (OADs). The new OADs will ship with the manga's 29th volume on September 20; the 30th volume on March 23, 2020; and the 31st volume later in 2020.

Kazuhiro Yoneda is returning to direct the anime at studio PINE JAM. Midori Gotou is returning as scriptwriter, Jirō Omatsuri is returning as character designer, and Shōji Hata is returning as sound director. Sound Team Don Juan is in charge of sound production.

Eguchi launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2011. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

In the afterlife, there exists Heaven and Hell. Hell consists of the Eight Greater Hells and the Eight Cold Hells, which are further divided into 272 subdivisions. Spearheading the seemingly endless, multifarious affairs in this gargantuan Hell is but one Fierce God, King Enma's first aide, Hozuki. Between this cool-headed sadist and his colorful band of peers, every day is a riot in Hell! And though this book might make Hell seem like a happening place, please try to behave during life!

The manga has inspired three 13-episode television anime seasons. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired beginning in January 2014, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video. Sentai Filmworks then streamed the second and third seasons on HIDIVE in fall 2017 and spring 2018, respectively. The manga also inspired four OADs that shipped with the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 24th volumes of the manga.

The manga is also inspiring a puzzle smartphone game that will launch this spring.

Sources: Hozuki's Coolheadedness anime's website, MoCa News

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