Bonus included with Volume 24 of the Japanese manga release includes 2 new anime episodes
New information about the upcoming special edition release of the 24th volume of Hozuki no Reitetsu, a supernatural office comedy manga by Natsumi Eguchi, is now available.
The bonus original animation DVD that is included will feature two episodes, one based on the "Princess Blossom Battlefront" chapter from volume 20 of the manga, the other based on the "Three Very Different Men" chapter from volume 06 of the manga.
Additionally, new cast members have been announced for the Hozuki no Reitetsu OAD, including:
- Kōki Miyata as Pochi.
- Tomomichi Nishimura as Old Man Blossom.
- And Wataru Hatano as Kintaro.
Hozuki no Reitetsu is serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Morning seinen manga magazine. The new Hozuki no Reitetsu OAD is directed by Hiro Kaburaki and Kazuhiro Yoneda and features animation by Studio Deen. The 24th volume of the manga which includes the new OAD will be released in Japan on March 23, 2017. It retails for 3564 yen ($31.41 US) including tax.
Hozuki no Reitetsu was also adapted into a 2014 TV series with direction by Hiro Kaburaki and animation by Wit Studio, which Crunchyroll describes as follows:
Hozuki is the aide to the Great King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hozuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotaro and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising ‘Goldfish Flowers.’
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