VIDEO: Latest "Hybrid Child" OVA Preview

Four-episode series kicks off in October

A second preview has gone online for the long-gestating OVA adaptation of Shungiku Nakamura's BL manga Hybrid Child, which has been updated with release plans. For the project announced in summer 2011, you'll have to wait until this fall for the October 29th kick off. Further parts will be released November 26, December 24 and January 28th.





Hybrid Child was serialized in BiBLOS' BE×BOY GOLD (later moved to Kadokawa) from 2003 to 2004, then compiled in one volume tankobon by Kadokawa in 2005. The story revolves around a doll called "Hybrid Child" which grows reflecting the owner's affection. Kotarou Izumi, who is the 16th head of the noble Izumi family, found a hybrid child at the garbage disposal spot when he was eight years old. He has lived with the doll named Hazuki for 10 years since then. However, Kotarou learns Hazuki's life is close to the end.


50-year-old animator Michio Fukuda (Hyakko, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital) directs his first BL anime for Studio Deen. Popular voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist) voices Kotarou Izumi with Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei Ryugazaki in Free!) as Hazuki. A DVD containing an promotional video for the anime will be bundled with the upcoming BL magazine Emerald which is scheduled to be published in the end of August.



The main staff:

Director: Michio Fukuda

Series composition: Aki Itami

Character design: Takahiro Kishida

Color design: Ayako Suenaga

Photography director: Masayuki Kawaguchi

Editing: Masahiro Matsumura

Sound director: Kazuya Tanaka

Music: Hijiri Anze

Music production: Lantis

Anime production: Studio Deen


Annabel performs theme song "temperatura."


The main voice cast:

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kotarou Izumi

Daisuke Hirakawa as Hazumi

Tsubasa Yonaga as Yuzu

Ryohei Kimura as Ichi Seya

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tsukishima

Yuuki Ono as Kuroda



Anime key visual



The cover of the tankobon


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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