The official website of the anime adaptation of Hiromi Takashima’s yuri manga Kase-san, titled Asagao to Kase-San (Kase-san and Morning Glories), has announced that the recently revealed 2018 anime project will be an OVA episode with a theatrical release in Summer 2018.
It was announced earlier in the year that the series would be getting a new anime adaptation following the success of the ONA episode. The adaptation was announced to release in 2018.
The ONA episode of the anime, Your Light, was released on Youtube in May this year and briefly follows through the events of the manga’s first story. The episode also features the insert song Kimi no Egao by Hanako Oku.
The ONA received a Blu-ray release on July 25th. The release will be a special edition, containing a Blu-ray of the episode, Your Light, in Full HD among these additional bonuses:
- Leica Reel (animated storyboard) version of the episode
- 36 page booklet with character art, background art, images and interviews
- A copy of the manga
- A special drawing book
- Limited edition box drawn by Hiromi Takashima
The special edition of Asagao to Kase-San. anime retails for ¥2,200 (~ US$19.60) without tax.
The production staff of the episode are as follows:
- Director and Storyboard Artist: Takuya Satou (Selector Infected Wixoss, Steins;Gate)
- Anime Character Designer and Animation Director: Kyuta Sakai (Selector Infected Wixoss, Steins;Gate)
- Art Director: Yuka Hirama (Gurren Lagann, Suki-tte Ii na yo.)
- Color Designer: You Iwaida (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!, Outbreak Company)
- Art Setting Designer: Hiroki Matsumoto (Rail Wars!, Welcome to the NHK)
- Composite Director: Takeshi Kuchiba (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, Minami-ke Tadaima Photography Director)
- Editor: Masahiro Gotou (Selector Infected WIXOSS, One Piece)
- Animation Studio: ZEXCS (Sukitte Ii na yo., D.C.: Da Capo)
Kase-san Series is a romantic yuri manga written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. The series began in 2010 being published by Shinshokan’s Hirari Magazine, before moving to the Flash Wings web platform in 2014. To date a total of 4 compiled volumes have been released with the latest volume releasing in July.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye—the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don’t seem to have much in common, they soon start a romance where each must learn an important lesson in tending their budding relationship. Can the two girls, so different from each other, learn how to make their first love blossom?
The yuri series Asagao to Kase-san will be getting a new OVA episode that will have a limited theatrical release in Summer 2018. Further details about the OVA will be revealed at a later date.
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