Four-part OVA kicks off October 29th
Announced back in 2011, the OVA adaptation of Shungiku Nakamura's BL manga Hybrid Child arrives October 29th, with follow-ups planned for November 26, December 24 and January 28th.
Get a look at the first version of the commercial...
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