New TV Anime Series “Amanchu!” Visual of Blu-ray Volume 1 and Cross-Promotion Visual Revealed!
The soundtrack and Ending Theme Song Information Announced.
Latest Manga of Kozue Amano, the Author of Best-Selling “ARIA”, Now Adapted to Anime!
After Kozue Amano had finished the mind-easing Sci-Fi manga “Aria”, she chose Izu Penninsula of Shizuoka Prefecture as the place for her next series, “Amanchu!” Surrounded by beautiful nature and vast ocean, two girls Hikari Kohinata and Futaba Ooki befriend each other through scuba diving. “Amanchu!” illustrates their everyday life together with cheerful seasonal events.
Upon adaptation to anime, Junichi Satou will be the general director. Satou also directed for “ARIA” and contributed to its immense success.
The director Kenichi Kasai, script writer Deko Akao, and music composer duo GONTITI will join Satou to create another “story of blue” after “ARIA.”
The Dream Team of Kozue Amano and Junichi Satou Unites Again – Let’s Start A New Story
The release of the Blu-ray was announced at the special event “ARIA X Amanchu! – Let’s Start A New Story“ held on June 12th, where the package illustration of Blu-ray Volume 1 was revealed!
Along with that, soundtrack, ending theme song, streaming information, and online radio promotion were also announced.
Ito City, where the story takes place, will participate in the cross-promotion of the TV anime, unveiling the collaborated visual!
“Amanchu!” Blu-ray Coming Out!
Volume 1 – Special Visual Drawn by Youko Itou & Bonuses Announced!!
Release Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Price: 6,800 Yen (without tax)
Episodes Recorded: 2
Bonus Video: Nico Nama Cast Announcement Video Digest
Bonus Content: Staff Commentary
Product Spec: Cover Illustration by Youko Itou
Limited Edition Bonus
◎A Storage Box for Volume 1 to 4 with Special Illustration by Kozue Amano
◎Priority Sales Coupon for Events
※Product specs and bonuses may change.
Bonuses by Shops
〇Amazon.co.jp Bonus for purchasing all volumes: Original picture drama
〇Animate Bonus for purchasing each volume: Memory photograph (1 for each volume),
Bonus for purchasing all volumes: A4-sized clear panel with exclusive anime illustration
〇GAMERS Bonus for purchasing all volumes: B2-sized tapestry with exclusive anime illustration,
Bonus for Volumes 1 to 3: Original tote bag
〇Sofmap Bonus for purchasing all volumes: B3-sized fabric poster with exclusive anime illustration
〇TORANOANA Bonus for purchasing all volumes: B2-sized tapestry with exclusive anime illustration & original cushion
〇Rakuten Books Bonus for purchasing all volumes: B2-sized fabric poster with exclusive anime illustration
〇Seven Net Shopping Bonus for purchasing Volume 1: Original acrylic key charm,
Bonus for purchasing all volumes: a blanket with exclusive anime illustration
〇Froovie Bonus for purchasing Volume 1: storyboard of the first episode
Bonus for purchasing all volumes: B2-sized tapestry with exclusive anime illustration
Volume 2: October 26th
Volume 3: November 30th
Volume 4: December 21st
Volume 5: January 25th, 2017
Volume 6: February 22nd, 2017
Volume 7: March 29th, 2017
※Release dates may change.
Story and shots of First Episode Unveiled!
Episode 1 “A Girl and the Sea/ Shoujo to Umi no Koto”
Futaba Ooki left Tokyo after she graduated from middle school and moved to Izu.
Futaba was about to enter a new high school, but she didn’t believe she could have any happy moment in a strange place, in a strange school. When Futaba came out to the seashore to see the ocean, all she could do was to look at her mobile to check whether she got any message from her old friends.
Just then, she meets Kino Kohinata, a lady from a beach house “Amanchu Ya”, and on the first day of the school, she meets Kino’s granddaughter, Hikari Kohinata who acts as if everything she experiences is fun and exciting.
For Futaba, meeting with them was an encounter with the ocean.
Original Soundtrack Coming Out! Ending Theme Song Information Announced!!
Ending theme song for this TV anime series will be sung by Eri Suzuki (voicing Hikari Kohinata) and Ai Kayano (voicing Futaba Ooki).
The ending theme song and soundtrack of “Amanchu!” will be released on August 24th.
Cross-Promotion of “Amanchu!” and Ito City!
“Amanchu!” and Ito City, where the story takes place, will collaborate for the promotion of the anime.
“Amanchu!” and Ito City revealed their cross-promotion visual!
It will be posted all around Ito City, Izu Kyuukou trains, Izu Toukai buses, Itou Marine Town, as well as Itou Fishery Cooperative Futo Diving Service, and more!
※Details of the cross-promotion will be announced on the official website.
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