The fall 2019 anime adaptation of Ryousuke Asakura’s manga series Val x Love is getting its home video releases handled by Avex Pictures. The distributor has set a four-volume release for it that began on December 20th, 2019 for the twelve-episode run. We had the first cover prior to release but the second volume only now has some decent sized artwork to it – but it came with the artwork for the third and fourth volumes as well, giving us a look at the whole run. It’s a Blu-ray-only release where each volume is priced at 9,000 yen. Check the full schedule below!
Takashi Naoya will be directing it with Kiyoshi Tateishi handling the character designs. Hoods Entertainment is on board to produce the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Yūya Hirose as Takuma Akutsu, Kaede Hondo as Natsuki Saotome, Ai Kakuma as Itsuyo Saotome, Rina Hidaka as Mutsumi Saotome, Yumi Uchiyama as Ichika Saotome, Yumi Hara as Futaba Saotome, Ayaka Shimizu as Misa Saotome, Rikako Aida as Shino Saotome, Maki Kawase as Yakumo Saotome, Kotori Koiwai as Kururi Saotome, Hiyori Nitta as Sue, Daisuke Hirakawa as Tooru Inukai, Atsumi Tanezaki as Skuld, M.A.O as Röskva, and Misato Fukuen as Ur.
Rikako Aida is performing the opening theme song while the ending will feature the nine sisters in groups of three performing, which means it’ll change every episode.
The property has been serialized in Shounen Gangan since December 2015 and has seven volumes in print so far. Yen Press has the rights to the manga and has been releasing it since 207. Check out all of our coverage of the manga.
Plot concept: Akutsu Takuma wants nothing more than to be left alone, to live and study in peace. He has a terrifying face, which has prevented him from making friends and earned him the nickname “Akuma” (devil). However, he is satisfied with being alone and spending all of his time learning, hoping to become the good person his late mother saw in him.
All of this changes when he gets involved with the nine Saotome girls, who are Valkyries. Takuma is called by Odin to pair with them to protect the world from demons and the threat of total destruction. The Valkyries’ power comes from love, and so now he must live with them and try to become closer to them. To start with, they prioritize his intimacy with the strongest Valkyrie, Natsuki. Will he and the Saotome women be able to save the world?
|1||12/20/19||Booklet, Cast Roundtable, Making Of Video|
|2||01/17/20||Booklet, Cast Roundtable, Making Of Video|
|3||02/21/20||Booklet, Cast Roundtable, Making Of Video|
|4||03/20/20||Booklet, Cast Roundtable, Making Of Video|
[Source: Val X Love]