AT-X, a Japanese premium anime channel which is available via satellite and cable, has announced the top 10 anime series of 2013 chosen by its subscribers (approximately 150,000). The most popular title is the TV anime adaptation of Atto's slice-of-life comedy manga Non Non Biyori. Check the top 20 ranking after the jump.
Figure makers continue to take note of the response to Non Non Biyori with Wave now announcing that they'll be making Beach Queen girls based on the anime's fifth episode, "I Pretended I Forgot My Swimsuit." Expect to see these in 2014. Meanwhile, they've fill out their schedule for the year with the launch of previews and preorder for their summer releases. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company has taken up the challenge of making Renge Miyauchi from this season's surprise fan favorite comedy Non Non Biyori even more super deformed, with the announcement of plans to make a Nendoroid figure based on the character. Meanwhile, the Monogatari line is continuing with an upcoming Nadeko Sengoku figure. Get a look after the jump.
After losing ground to Mari and Rei in the hearts of otaku following the Japanese release of Evangelion 3.0, Asuka is starting to claw her way back into the hearts of Eva devotees. There are certainly plenty who remembered her December 4th birthday this year. Join in the celebration after the jump.
KADOKAWA/Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine announced today that they will distribute candies for free at Gamers' Akihabara store at noon on December 7 to express their gratitude to the fans of Non Non Biyori created by Atto. Hit the jump for more details.
Non Non Biyori is one of this season's surprising fan favorites. Maybe because the affection wasn't expected, tie-in merchandise has been slightly slow to hit the release pipeline. After a couple of keychains and tumblers, Cospa is doing their part with Hotaru "From Tokyo" and Renge "Renchon & Gu" t-shirt, coming in January. Get a look after the jump.
Especially given the sparsity of competition, Non Non Biyori looks like its going to be the big cute girls doing nothing success of fall 2013's anime season. Beyond Silver Link's TV series adaptation of the rural manga, the next issue of Comic Alive, on sale November 27th, will announce details on a planned OVA anime. More after the jump.
You’re never in the middle of nowhere as long as you’re with somebody special in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Non Non Biyori. This charming 12 episode series is directed by Shinya Kawamo (Kokoro Connect) and features character designs by Mai Otsuka (Astarotte’s Toy) and series composition by Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer).
Sentai Filmworks announced its latest acquisition earlier today with the addition of Non Non Biyori. The 12-episode series is set to arrive through select digital outlets soon, with a home video release planned for 2014. Read on for more.
Would you believe…even more new streaming anime announcements from Crunchyroll today? That’s the situation we find ourselves in as Non Non Biyori joins the fall 2013 lineup today. Read on for full details!
Following last season's Watamote and Prism Illya, Silver Link adapts Atto's rural school comedy Non Non Biyori. Shinya Kawamo (Kokoro Connect) directs the series with the prolific Reiko Yoshida (K-On!, Girls und Panzer) writing. Get a look at the new commercial after the jump.