A special edition version of the 10th collected volume of Atto's Non Non Biyori manga will come with a special treat for fans of the popular rural life comedy: an original animation DVD featuring an all-new episode of Non Non Biyori Repeat. Hit the jump to learn more.
From rural comedy Non Non Biyori Repeat comes a life-sized Renge Miyauchi FIGUREX. It doesn't play the recorder or whistle for tanuki, but it does stand 125cm tall. Bifuru (PMG), who did Pulchra's Attack on Titan and Love Live!, sculpts the figure, which will be presented pre-order at this weekend's summer edition of twice-yearly figures event Wonder Festival. It sells for a hefty 798,000yen.
Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its November slate of releases, which includes Sentai Filmworks’ science fiction Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine, available on DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Premium Box Set. At least in terms of number of releases, it looks like it's going to be a comparably affordable month for anime fans. Get the details after the jump.
In this week's Aniwords, Isaac takes a closer look at two of the season's slice-of-life comedy anime, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless and Flying Witch, and discusses the similarities he sees between them—as well as why they each work as well as they do. Hit the jump to check out his thoughts!
The official PR Twitter for Atto's comedy manga series Non Non Biyori has announced that a newly-produced OAD will be bundled with the special edition of its upcoming 10th tankobon volume to be released on September 23. Hit the jump for more details.
Just in time for Halloween, the official home page for the Non Non Biyori TV anime is being decorated with the new costume-sporting sketch of Hotaru Ichijo illustrated by series character designer Mai Otsuka. Hit the jump to check it out.
Good Smile Company has been busy in the first weekend and a half of October with their Nendoroid figure plans. In 2016 you'll be able to pair off the heroic Hajime from Gatchaman Crowds against The Dark Knight's villainous Joker. And, for something more peaceful, Non Non Biyori's Hotaru is joining a re-release of Renge. Get a look after the jump.