Special edition of Volume 8 of Akira Hiyoshimaru's age-gap rom-com manga releases in Japan in February
The 8th volume of First Love Monster, a romantic comedy shōjo manga by Akira Hiyoshimaru featuring several deceptively grown-up looking elementary school students, will include an original animation DVD of an unaired 13th episode for the First Love Monster anime TV series as a bonus.
Volume 8 of First Love Monster will be released in Japan on February 07, 2017. The OAD will introduce several new characters to the anime, including Shigeru R. Yamaguchi (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno), Ikoka Kaneko (voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), and Namiko Kaneko (voiced by Satsuki Yukino).
The original First Love Monster manga by Akira Hiyoshimaru is serialized in Kodansha's Aria shōjo manga magazine. An English language version is also released by Yen Press. The First Love Monster TV anime is directed by Takayuki Inagaki and features animation by Studio Deen.
First Love Monster is simulcast in the U.S. by Funimation, who describe the series as follows:
"High schooler Kaho Nikaido is having trouble adjusting to her new life in Tokyo. It doesn’t get any easier when she is nearly hit by a truck and saved by the handsome Kanade Takahashi! Infatuated with Kanade, she works up the courage to confess. But he warns that if Kaho learns who he is, she won’t want him. What could possibly keep her from this stud? Maybe the fact he’s a…fifth grader?!"
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