The fall 2015 anime season is getting some additional push from FUNimation with an easily shareable and fun piece with the opening sequence to Shomin Sample now out. Unfortunately, due to the seemingly growing music rights issues, it’s not available with English subtitles. So you just get to enjoy the visuals combined with the music, which are pretty tasty. The opening theme is Ichizu Recipe and is performed by Idol College.
The name of the series in Japan is Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken and is based on the light novel series by Takafumi Nanatsuki which began back in 2011 and included character deigns and illustrations by Gekka Uru. The ninth volume of that series was released earlier this year. The series will be directed by Masato Jinbo based on scripts by Kento Shimoyama and animated at Silver Link.
The cast includes Atsushi Tamaru as Kimito Kagurazaka, Yu Serizawa as Aika Tenkubashi, Rika Tachibana as Reiko Arisugawa, Yuki Kuwahara as Hakua Shinodome, Chitose Morinaga as Karen Jinryo, Saori Onishi as Miyuki Kujou and Yumi Hara as Eri Hara.
Plot concept: In a hidden school surrounded by mountains, young ladies of good families are taught everything a high class lady needs to know. They are also completely cut off from the outside world, keeping them sheltered and innocent. However, a problem has come up recently– more and more graduates are failing to cope with the modern world after graduation. To deal with this problem, they’ve decided to kidnap a male commoner student, and enroll him as a student. They hope that this will be a gentle way to introduce the girls to the outside world.
Kagurazaka Kimito is chosen for this dubious honor, mostly because he seems utterly average. However, the school leaders also seem to have concluded he’s a homosexual with a muscle fetish. When Kimito hears that the alternative may be castration (to protect the girls’ purity), he eagerly plays along with this misconception. Now he’ll just have to survive the attention of many high class young ladies that are completely out of touch with the world!