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Pony Canyon Reveals 2nd ‘Ippon! again’ Anime DVD/BD Release Artwork

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© 村岡ユウ(秋田書店)/ もういっぽん!製作委員会

Announced in July 2021 with the Weekly Shounen Champion magazine, we learned that the Mo Ippon! manga from Yu Muraoka was getting an anime adaptation. The winter 2023 season, known as Ippon! again, domestically, is now getting some new attention in Japan with Pony Canyon scheduling the home video releases. The thirteen-episode series is getting done as a four-volume release on both DVD and Blu-ray. The first volume with four episodes is priced at 10,000 yen and 11,000 yen respectively while the remaining volumes are at 9,000 yen each for DVD and 10,000 yen each for Blu-ray.

With the third set coming up soon, we have a look at the cover artwork for it as well as the full packaging spread for the second volume. Check out the full schedule below.

The series has Takeru Ogiwara directing it based on the series composition by Aya Satsuki. Airi Takekawa is handling the character designs and serving as the chief animation director with BAKKEN RECORD handling the production.

The Japanese cast includes Ayasa Ito as Michi Sonoda, Yukari Anzai as Sanae Takigawa, Chiyuki Miura as Towa Hiura, Nene Hieda as Anna Nagumo, Ayasa Itō as Michi Sonoda, Yukari Anzai as Sanae Takigawa, Chiyuki Miura as Towa Hiura, and Nene Hieda as Anna Nagumo.

The in-story group Aobanishi High School Judo Club will be performing the ending theme song “Ipponmichi” for it.

Originally serialized in Weekly Shounen Champion magazine beginning in 2018, the series has seventeen volumes as of its March 2022 anime adaptation details.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: After one last tournament and an embarrassing loss in the final round, Michi decides to call it quits on the sport of judo. Between high school social activities and entrance exams, she’ll have no time to compete in the martial art she loves most, but putting aside old hobbies is a normal part of growing up. Still, the love of judo lingers—and it comes back full force when she meets her new classmate Towa, the girl who bested Michi in her final match! Towa wants to form a judo club at their school, but she’ll need new members to get it up and running. United by their love of judo, they’ll throw in their passions into the ring together and score ippon again!

Volume Date Extras
1 03/29/23 Booklet, Original Manga Booklet, Clear File, Clear Card, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Character Promos, Special Video, Audio Commentary
2 04/26/23 Booklet, Clear File, Clear Card, Character Promos, Special Video, Audio Commentary
3 05/24/23 Booklet, Clear File, Clear Card, Character Promos, Audio Commentary
4 06/21/23 Booklet, Clear File, Clear Card, Commercials, Audio Commentary
Mo Ippon Japanese Volume 3 Cover
Mo Ippon Japanese Volume 2 Packaging
Mo Ippon Japanese Volume 2 Cover
Mo Ippon Japanese Volume 1 Packaging
Mo Ippon Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Ippon Again]