The latest issue of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine has announced that Atto, the author and illustrator of the Non Non Biyori, will be collaborating in a new upcoming anime project.
Atto will be working on a brand new original anime project, where Atto is currently producing the draft of the original character designs. Further information and the debut image about the upcoming project will be revealed in the following issue of Monthly Comic Alive.
The second season anime adaptation of Non Non Biyori, Non Non Biyori Repeat, is currently airing this season. The main cast returns from the first season, which includes:
- Kotori Koiwai (Utsu-tsu in Gatchaman Crowds) will return to voice Renge Miyauchi
- Ayane Sakura (Gasper Vladi from High School DxD New) will be back as Natsumi Koshigaya
- Kana Asumi (Nyaruko in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san) voices Komari Koshigaya
- Rie Murakawa (Aoi Futaba from Vividred Operation) as Hotaru Ichijou
- Misato Fukuen (Yoshika Miyafuji from Strike Witches) voicing as Hikage Miyauchi
- Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka in Toaru Majutsu no Index) is voicing Kaede Kagayama
- Kaori Nazuka (Miyu Edelfelt from Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya) will voice Kazuho Miyauchi
- Suguru Koshigaya will also appear in the second season
Here is the anime’s newest promotional video:
Non Non Biyori is a comedy slice of life manga written and illustrated by Atto. The manga began in 2009 published in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine. To date there a total of 7 volumes have been produced, with the 8th volume scheduled to release on March 23rd next year. An anime adaptation of the series was made in October 2013. An anime adaptation of the series was produced in 2003 by Silver Link (Strike the Blood, Kokoro Connect) with Shinya Kawatsura (Kokoro Connect, .hack//Gift) directing. To date the manga has sold over 1 million copies in Japan.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
Elementary school student Hotaru Ichijou has moved with her parents from Tokyo to the middle of the country. Now she must adapt to her new school, where there are a total of 5 students in the same class who range through elementary and middle school ages. Join their everyday adventures in the countryside.
Atto is currently working on the original character designs of an unknown upcoming anime project. Information about the project will be revealed in the forthcoming issue of Comic Alive, releasing on August 27.
You can visit the manga’s website here: http://www.mediafactory.co.jp/comic-alive/non-non-biyori/
Visit the anime’s official website: http://www.nonnontv.com/
And follow their Twitter: @nonnontv
“Non Non Biyori”, images, video and all associated brands and titles © 2015 Atto, Media Factory, Silver Link, Kadokawa Shoten and the Asahigaoka Branch School Management Association