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Madman Schedules ‘Kiss Him, Not Me’ Anime Blu-ray Anime Release

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Kae is a normal, everyday high school girl with a secret – she’s a fujoshi, a fan of yaoi manga, who has fantasies about the boys in her school making out with each other.

Madman Entertainment is getting things in order for Australian audiences as they’ve now set a February 19th, 2020 release of the Kiss Him, Not Me anime series as a Blu-ray-only release. Priced at $49.98, the bilingual set has the twelve episode run and includes the clean opening and closing along with a promo video as its extras. This comes almost two years since it was released in North America in combo form which likely accounts for some of the lower price.

Check out our review of the first season.

The show was directed by Hiroshi Ishiodori based on the series composition from Michiko Yokote. Kazuhiko Tamura served as the character designer while Mina Oosawa served as the chief animation director. Brains Base produced the animation for it.

The Japanese cast includes Yu Kobayashi as Kae Serinuma, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Hayato Shinomiya, Yuuki Ono as Yūsuke Igarashi, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Asuma Mutsumi, Keisuke Koumoto as NozomuNanashima, Miyuki Sawashiro as Shima Nishina, Asami Shimoda as Amane Nakano, Yuu Sugimoto as Mitsuko Serinuma, Takahiro Mizushima as Takurou Serinuma, Daisuke Namikawa as Shion, Kenjirou Tsuda as Tella and Yuuichi Nakamura as Kazuma Mutsumi.

Tia Ballard directed the English language dub whose cast includes Jeannie Tirado as Kae Serinuma, Alejandro Saab as Yusuke Igarashi, Ryan Pitts as Nozomu Nanashima, Justin Briner as Hayato Shinomiya, David Wald as Asuma Mutsumi, Whitney Rodgers as Amane Nakano, and Cris George as Takuro Serinuma.

From4to7, which is made up of the various actors from the show, performed  the opening theme song “Prince x Prince”, while Rie Murakawa performed the ending theme song “Doki Doki no Kaze.”

The manga recently began simulpub distribution from Kodansha Comics through Amazon and ComiXology as well as bringing it out in print. The series has nine volumes released in Japan so far.

Plot concept: Kae is a normal, everyday high school girl with a secret – she’s a fujoshi, a fan of yaoi manga, who has fantasies about the boys in her school making out with each other. When the death of her favorite character causes stress-induced rapid weight loss, she becomes the object of those same boys’ affections. What can she do when she’d rather they kissed each other instead of her?

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