Ah, the springtime of youth, when a young maiden's thoughts turn to... folk dancing? Join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we check out HaNaYaMaTa, a MADHOUSE-produced 2014 TV anime about the trials and tribulations of a group of high school girls who create a club dedicated to yosakoi, a form of dancing that mixes elements both traditional and modern. Hit the jump to learn more!
After nearly seven years of enthusiastic dancing, HaNaYaMaTa, an everyday comedy manga by Sou Hamayumiba, is concluding its publication run with the 73 and final chapter, "Yosakoi Effect", which will be released in the March 2018 issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward seinen manga magazine on February 24, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sentai Films is preparing for the January 18th Blu-ray and DVD release of the TV anime adaptation of Sou Hamayumiba's Yosakoi Dance-themed manga Hanayamata and with a week to go before that release, they've announced the series' English dub cast. See who's who after the jump.
Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its January slate of releases, including Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, HaNaYaMaTa, available on both DVD & Blu-ray and new Maiden Japan license Corpse Party. Get the details after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of the HaNaYaMaTa anime. Atsuko Ishuzuka directed the series and Reiko Yoshida provided series composition and scripts. Music was composed by MONACA, and character designs were drafted by Atsuko Watanabe. Animation production was provided by MADHOUSE, known for their work on Cardcaptor Sakura, NANA and the classic film Vampire Hunter D.
The official website for the 2014 TV anime adaptation of So Hamayumiba's Yosakoi dance-themed manga Hanayamata has posted a jacket illustration for the first press limited edition of the upcoming two-disc best album "Hanaotome," newly drawn by the manga author himself. Check the art and song PVs after the jump.