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Funimation Acquires Nichijou – My Ordinary Life Anime


You know… for an ordinary life, things really are pretty crazy as of late.

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Earlier today, Funimation announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Nichijou – My Ordinary Life. The series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 7, 2017.

The company made the announcement at this year’s YoumaCon convention.

nichijou-visual-001-20161104Nichijou – My Ordinary Life is based on Keiichi Arawi’s manga of the same name. The series, which aired in the Spring 2011 broadcast season, was helmed by Tatsuya Ishihara (Clannad, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Sound! Euphonium) at Kyoto Animation. Jukki Hanada (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Love Live! School idol project) was in charge of series composition, while Futoshi Nishiya (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya) provided character designs.

Bandai Entertainment originally held the domestic rights to Nichijou – My Ordinary Life and streamed the series on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll described the series as:

If you think this is going to be a typical story of school life, you’ll be surprised to know that the ordinary definitely doesn’t happen in My Ordinary Life.

Source: Twitter (GlassReflection) – Thanks to M.J. Warren for the tip!

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