Nov 20, 2014

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New Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! anime green-lit

New Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! anime green-lit

This year’s 52nd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that Tomohiro Matsu’s 18th and last Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!) light novel volume will bundle a new original video anime (OVA). The bundle with the “Ijin-tachi to no Haru” original video anime will ship on March 25, 2015.

The new OVA will reunite the cast members from the earlier television anime, including:

Wataru Hatano as Yūta Segawa
Sumire Uesaka as Sora Takanashi
Eri Kitamura as Miu Takanashi
Hiromi Igarashi as Hina Takanashi
Yui Horie as Raika Oda
Daisuke Ono as Kōichi Nimura
Junji Majima as Shuntarō Sako
The 17th light novel volume will ship on January 23 with a “Saasha no Onegai! Hina ni da Otteitte Hosii o” drama CD. The audio drama will feature Saasha Takanashi, as voiced by Akemi Okamura. People who pre-order the limited editions of both the 17th and 18th light novel volumes will be eligible to attend an event that is in the works.

The novel series already inspired a television anime series in 2012, as well as an unaired 13th episode included in the television anime’s final Blu-ray Disc and an earlier OVA last year. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime into several countries as it aired in Japan.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the television series for DVD and Blu-ray Disc release in North America, and it describes the story:

When Yuta Segawa’s sister and her husband disappear after a plane crash, it’s up to him to raise her daughter and two stepdaughters. Yuta’s world is forever changed and, having just started college himself, caring for three girls whose ages range from an innocent 3 to a world-wise 14 won’t make it any easier. At least he can count on help from his friends, though how much help they’ll be is debatable.

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