I am far from being an experienced connoisseur of slice-of-life stories from Japan in comic or animated mediums (besides BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad being one of my favorite middle school animes). Yet, the art of slice-of-life series Non Non Biyori caught my eye as being reminiscent of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. So, when I was doing my research into the series, I was convinced to add it to my watch list after reading comments like “One of the best anime ever created, simple and really fun.”
Anyway, the news here is that Sentai has acquired the rights to Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation for the US and other English-speaking regions. Read on for the official press release from Sentai:
HOUSTON, TX — March 10, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired rights to Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation, the theatrical follow-up to the charming, smile-inducing series Non Non Biyori, for release in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa.
Summer vacation might be coming to a close, but the adorable cast of Non Non Biyori is headed to Okinawa for some fun in the sun and a visit to the beach! The students of the super rural Asahigaoka branch school, all five of them, are eager to end their summer on a high note, making new friends and going on new adventures with the unbridled joy and adorable antics they’re known for. It’s a theatrical event that both newcomers and longtime Non Non Biyori fans won’t want to miss!
Produced by studio Silver Link. (Mitsuboshi Colors, Chivalry of a Failed Knight), Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation is directed by Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless), and its theme song is composed by ZAQ (FLIP FLAPPERS,Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) and nano.RIPE (Food Wars! The Second Plate,Humanity Has Declined). The movie stars Kotori Koiwai (Real Girl, Gatchaman Crowds) as Renge Miyauchi, Rie Murakawa (Pastel Memories, Tsuredure Children) as Hotaru Ichijou, Ayane Sakura (Kase-san and Morning Glories, BanG Dream! 2nd Season) as Natsumi Koshigaya and Kana Asumi (Kämpfer, Maid Sama!) as Komari Koshigaya.
Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation will be released on home video and select digital outlets.
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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!,Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.
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