As we finish out the spring 2015 season series Etotama, the final two pieces of cover artwork have now been released for the fifth and sixth volumes of the Japanese side of it. After initially showing off the first three volumes all at once, Pony Canyon Japan is now showing off the artwork for the these two. While the show kicked off in early April, the first volume got released just after the debut on April 15th, 2015 debut with the Blu-ray’s priced at 6,500 yen while the DVDs are at 5,500 yen, two episodes per disc for six discs for the twelve episode series. The first volume came with a booklet and some eye-catch cards. On disc extras include the clean opening and closings so far.
The work comes from the manga of the same name that began in 2013 from Tooru Zekuu and Takashi Hoshi with artwork by Hiroma Hino. It’s being produced by Shirogumi Inc and Tablier communications, the series is directed by Fumitoshi Oizako and Takamitsu Hirakawa based on scripts by Deko Akao and character designs by Asami Takahashi and Satoshi Koike. The series is set to star Hiro Shimono as Takeru Tendo, Rie Murakawa as Nyaatan, Ai Ozawa as Umatan, Eriko Matsuki as Mootan, Yumiri Hanamori as Uritan, Yuka Aisaka as Usatan, Megumi Toda as Kitan and Mikoi Sasaki as Piyotan.
Plot concept: The anime’s story revolves around Nya-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology who wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nya-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal.