The winter 2018 anime series After the Rain is getting its home video releases handled by Aniplex Japan and they’ve set a quick release for it overall. The twelve episode series is getting two box sets with the episodes split evenly that arrive on April 18th, 2018 and June 27th, 2018. The DVD sets are priced at 15,000 yen each while the Blu-ray sets are priced at 18,000 yen each.
Ayumu Watanabe directed the series based on the series composition by Deko Akao. Wit Studio worked on the animation production and Yuka Shibata served as character designer and chief animation director.
The Japanese cast includes Sayumi Watabe as Akira Tachibana, Hiroaki Hirata as Masami Kondou, Emi Miyajima as Haruka Kyan, Haruka Fukuhara as Yui Nishida, Junya Ikeda as Takashi Yoshizawa, and Tomoaki Maeno as Ryousuke Kase.
The manga comes from Jun Mayuzuki which began in the summer of 2014 and had its ninth volume coming out on November 10th, 2017. The series has over 1.5 million copies in print so far.
Plot Concept: Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son.
Despite the age gap, Akira wholeheartedly embraces his mannerisms and kind nature, which is seen as spinelessness by the other employees, and little by little, the two begin to understand each other. Although unable to explain why exactly she is attracted to him, Akira believes that a concrete reason is not needed to truly love someone. On a rainy day, she decides to finally tell her manager about how she feels…but just how will he react?