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NBC Universal Japan Sets ‘Bakuon!!’ Anime DVD/BD Release Plans

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Bakuon HeaderThe home video release plans for the spring 2016 anime series Bakuon!! have been set with NBC Universal Japan working as the distributor for the release. The twelve episode series is getting a six volume release with limited edition form for both the DVD and Blu-ray sets. The DVDs are priced at 5,800 yen while the Blu-ray’s are priced at 6,800 yen. The show is scheduled to release its first disc on June 21st, 2016 and the details for that volume have been released below as well as the special illustration being produced for the case.

The announced cast includes Reina Ueda as Hane Sakura, Nao Toyama as Rin Suzunoki, Yumi Uchiyama as Onsa Amano and Rikako Yamaguchi as Hijiri Minowa. The supporting cast includes Unshou Ishizuka as Hayakawa, Yōko Hikasa as Tazuko, Shinichiro Miki as Rin’s father, Mitsuo Iwata as Onsa’s father, Kazusa Aranami as Saruyama-sensei and Azusa Tadokoro as Yume Sakura.

The four main actors will also be performing the ending theme song together for the series, which will be called Buon, buon, Ride On!. The opening theme has now been revealed with Sayaka Sasaki performing the song FEELXALIVE.

The series is set to be directed by Junji Nishimura working off of overall series composition by Kurasumi Sunayama while ISao Sugimoto is handling the designs. TMS Entertainment is behind the animation.

The seventh volume of the manga series landed on March 18th, 2016 and will have a limited edition bundle with the OVA. The series comes from Mimama Orimoto and was launched back in 2011. The manga is not Orimoto’s first as they have several short form books out there over the years prior of varied types, but all playing within familiar tropes.

Plot concept: The story revolves around high school girls who discover the appeal of motorcycles. Hane Sakura is a high school student who looks a little bit like an airhead. On the way to her all-female high school one day, she is worn-out climbing a hilly road with a bicycle, but she sees a girl named Onsa Amano who is riding a motorcycle. Hane immediately becomes interested in motorcycles, and she and Onsa join the motorcycle club at the school. Then, Sakura sets out to get her license.

Volume Date Extras
1 06/21/16 Cast Talk Video, Clean Opening, Clean /Closing, Commercials, Promos
2 07/22/16
3 08/24/16
4 09/28/16
5 10/20/16
6 11/18/16
Bakuon Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Bakuon Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Bakuon!!]

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