New info available on the "DAYS" TV broadcast, Japanese home video release, character song albums, and more
On July 20, 2016, a live broadcast on Niconico revealed a deluge of details concerning DAYS, a TV anime adaptation based on Tsuyoshi Yasuda's soccer manga. Some of the details revealed include:
- The Japanese home video release of DAYS will begin with the 1st volume coming to DVD and Bluray in Japan on October 19, 2016. The Blurays will retail for 6800 yen ($63.56 US), while the DVDs will retail for 5800 yen ($54.22 US). The home video release will run for 9 volumes.
- The DAYS TV series will be broadcast over 2 consecutive cours, concluding in December of 2016.
- The 13th episode of the DAYS TV broadcast will be a special program.
- A series of DAYS character song albums (5 in total) will be released beginning on September 07, 2016. Each album will retail for 1389 yen ($12.98 US) plus tax.
- A special live talk event entitled "DAYS Halftime Special Meeting" will be held on October 02, 2016, at Yamano Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Takuto Yoshinaga, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, HOWL BE QUIET, and others will be guests at the event. Tickets to the event cost 4000 yen ($37.79 US).
DAYS is currently airing in Japan on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS11, and Animax. The series is also available via streaming on Crunchyroll, who describe the story as follows:
"With no skills or outstanding features, one boy hides a passionate heart, Tsukushi Tsukamoto. The other is a lonely soccer genius, Jin Kazama. The winds of change begin to blow in the world of high school soccer as these two boys with nothing in common come together. The curtain on this hot-blooded, touching story is rising..."
Official DAYS TV anime home page
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