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First ‘Sweetness and Lightning’ Anime DVD/BD Release Artwork Arrives

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Sweetness & Lightning Visual 6-3The summer 2016 anime series Sweetness and Lightning is getting its home video release handled by Toei Video and they’ve set the details for what they’ll be doing with it. Ahead of the release of the first single for it that’s coming up on October 5th, they’ve now released the cover design for it that’s essentially the same between the two formats. The twelve episode series is getting a six-volume release as well as a box set release that’s landing right in the middle of it, which is unusual but not unheard of. With the release set to begin on October 5th, 2016, the DVD singles are priced at 5,800 yen while the Blu-ray singles are at 6,800 yen. The DVD box set on January 11th, 2017 is priced at 19,800 yen while the Blu-ray edition is priced at 24,800 yen.

The series was directed by Tarou Iwasaki based on the series composition from Mitsukata Hirota and character designs by Hiroki Harada. It was animated at TMS Entertainment.

The main cast includes Yuuichi Nakamura as Kouhei Inuzaka, Rina Endou as Tsumugi Inuzaka and Saori Hayami as Kotori Iida. The supporting cast includes Satomi Arai as Megumi Iida, Ai Kayano as Tae Inuzuka, Komugi Koga as Yuuka, Saaya Andou as Hana and Shouki Tsuru as Mikio.

The manga from Gido Amagakure began back in 2013 and has six volumes so far. Kodansha Comics has been releasing the series in North America digitally through their various services.

The opening theme for the series is “Harebare Fanfare” as performed by MimimemeMIMI while the ending theme is “Maybe” by Brian the Sun.

Plot concept: Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He’s pretty bad at cooking and doesn’t have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it’s no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.

Volume Date Extras
1 10/05/16 Booklet, Promo Video, Commercial Collection
2 11/09/16 Booklet, Original Soundtrack 1
3 12/07/16 Booklet
4 01/11/17 Booklet, Original Soundtrack 2
5 02/08/17 Booklet
6 03/08/17 Booklet, Original Soundtrack 3
Box Set 01/11/17 Booklet, Promotional Video, Commercial Collection, Will not include bonus CDs that the singles have
Sweetness and Lightning Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Amaama to Inazuma (sweetness & lightning)]

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