The ongoing anime My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru./My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.) received four major announcements on Thursday:
1. The anime will adapt the content from Wataru Watari's original light novel series up until the sixth volume (with the cultural festival story). Shogakukanjust published the seventh volume in March.
2. The production and broadcast of a brand-new anime-only spinoff episode has been green-lit. The spinoff episode will air the week after the 12th episode of the main series airs.
3. Production on a separate new original video anime has also been green-lit. This video anime will be bundled in the limited edition of the tentatively titledYahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. PlayStation Vita game this summer from 5pb.
4. Watari himself is writing the scripts for the anime spinoff episode and the original video anime bundled with the game. Both will depict stories that were not in the original light novel series. This will mark Watari's anime screenwriting debut.
Watari's romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.
In addition, a My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU advertising bus will be running service from May 18 to May 26 in Tokyo's Akihabara, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ikebukuro areas. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime series outside of Japan as it airs, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North America. The seven light novel volumes have over 1 million copies in print.
Daisuki, the new anime streaming and commerce service for fans outside Japan, launched on Wednesday. The site aims to aggregate popular titles from multiple platforms in one place, including the following in its launch lineup:
- Lupin III: Part II
- Mobile Suit Z Gundam
- Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
- The Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Sword Art Online
These series are or were available separately on various streaming websites. Daisuki President and CEO Kunihiko Shibata stressed that the company is looking to work side by side with other services such as Funimation andCrunchyroll, and Daisuki has no plans to pull series' licenses from those websites.
Advertising and marketing company Asatsu-DK Inc. holds the highest share in Daisuki at 26.3%. Anime studios and sponsors Aniplex, Sunrise, Toei, TMS Entertainment, and NAS hold equal shares of 13.4%, while Dentsu holds a 6.5% stake.