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Madman Schedules ‘Nekopara’ Anime Blu-ray Release

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The winter 2020 anime adaptation of the erotic visual novel game series Nekopara is getting some new distribution. Australian distro Madman Entertainment has set up the series for a Blu-ray release as it’s now scheduled for a July 7th, 2021 debut. The twelve-episode set will be spread across two discs priced at $64.95 when it arrives in bilingual form. Extras for the set includes:

  • Textless Opening Song ver. 1
  • Textless Opening Song ver. 2
  • Textless Closing Song ver. 1
  • Textless Closing Song ver. 2
  • Textless Closing Song ver. 3

Check out some of the Japanese artwork below.

Yasutaka Yamamoto directed with Yuichi Hirano on board as the character designer. Felix Film is handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Yuki Yagi as Chocola, Iori Saeki as Vanilla, Shiori Izawa as Azuki, Miku Itō as Maple, Yuri Noguchi as Cinnamon, Marin Mizutani as Coconut, M.A.O as Minaduki Sigure, and Shinnosuke Tachibana as Kashou Minaduki.

The English dub of series was directed by Jad Saxton based on the scripts by Kristen McGuire. The main cast includes Bryn Apprill as Chocola, Natalie Hoover as Vanilla, Anastasia Munoz as Maple, Emily Fajardo as Shigure Mizunaki, Kristen McGuire as Cinnamon, Luci Christian as Azuki, Morgan Garrett as Coconut, and Seth Magill as Kashō Mizunaki. Additional casting has included Brianna Roberts, Rachel Glass, Haileigh Todd, Kara Edwards, Katlin Moon-Jones, and Rachel Marie Starkey.

The show has the opening theme of “Shiny Happy Days” by Yuki Yagi, Iori Saeki, Shiori Izawa, Miku Itō, Yuri Noguchi, & Marin Mizutani while the ending theme is “Yōdamari no Kaori” by Yuki Yagi & Iori Saeki.

The OVA project previously out was animated by studio ixtl and Felix Film and ran for an hour. It was directed by Hayashi Hiroki and was written by Yuta Kikuchi.

Check out the official site (English) and Twitter.

Property Concept: Kashou Minaduki is an aspiring chef who moves away from home to open his own confection shop. While he is unpacking in his new shop, he discovers that two of his family’s Nekos, Chocola and Vanilla, came along with him by hiding in cardboard boxes. After the two Nekos convince Kashou to let them stay and live with him, the three of them work together to run his shop, La Soleil. During the story, Kashou receives a couple of visits from his younger sister Shigure and the other four Nekos owned by their family.

Volume Date Extras
1 03/27/20 Booklet, Clean Opening, Clean Closing
2 05/29/20 Booklet
3 07/31/20 Booklet
Nekopara Japanese Box Set 3 Cover
Nekopara Japanese Box Set 2 Cover
Nekopara Japanese Box Set 1 Cover
Nekopara Japanese Box Set 1 Packaging

[Source: Nekopara]

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