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10th Anniversary Yuruyuri Video Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Blu-ray Disc of OVA ships on November 13

The official website for the anime of Namori's Yuruyuri manga began streaming a promotional video for the franchise's new original video anime (OVA) project on Thursday. The video previews the OVA's opening theme song "Yuyuyuri Tenya Wanya☆" by Nana Mori Chū Gorakubu.

The Blu-ray Disc for the OVA, which celebrates the manga's 10th anniversary, will ship on November 13. The Blu-ray Disc will bundle a soundtrack CD that includes the "TV size" versions of the opening theme song "Yuyuyuri Tenya Wanya☆" and the ending theme song "Ripitte Chime♪."

The new project is titled "Yuruyuri," — pronounced "Yuruyuri ten." The "," or "ten" is a wordplay on the English word "ten" and the Japanese term for a punctuation mark.

The Campfire crowdfunding campaign for the OVA project launched on December 25 and ran until February 15. The campaign raised 87,936,374 yen (about U$825,410), exceeding its base goal of 10 million yen (about US$90,000). The backer rewards for the campaign include CDs with the anime's new opening and ending theme songs, a Blu-ray Disc of the OVA (limited to the crowdfunding campaign), limited event tickets, exclusive booklets, and a shikishi (illustration board) drawn and signed by Namori (for one winner of his or her favorite character).

Daigo Yamagishi (Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation assistant director, storyboards) directed the new anime at Lay-duce (Release the Spyce), with scripts by Takahiro (Release the Spyce). Kazutoshi Inoue (episode animation director on Release the Spyce) is the character designer and chief animation director. Pony Canyon is credited as music producer.

Sources: Yuruyuri anime's website, MoCa News

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