You know, this is the kind of news that quells the baby Renge’s wrath.
Earlier today, the eleventh volume of Atto’s Non Non Biyori manga hit Japanese bookstores. The book features a wraparound band, which confirms that a new Non Non Biyori anime project was greenlit for production. As of press time, though, the format remains unknown.
The Non Non Biyori manga made its debut in the pages of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive in September 2009. The ongoing series spawned two anime adaptations, which aired in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Both Non Non Biyori and Non Non Biyori Repeat were directed by Shinya Kawatsura (Kokoro Connect, Sagrada Reset) at Silver Link, with Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Astarotte’s Toy) providing character designs. Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman, Girls und Panzer) was in charge of series composition.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to both Non Non Biyori anime titles. They describe the franchise as:
When Hotaru Ichijo transfers from a school in Tokyo to the tiny little Asahigaoka Branch School in the rural countryside, she should be experiencing major culture shock. After all, there are only three other girls in the school, and none of them are even in the same grade as her. But she quickly finds herself adjusting to spending her time with first grader Renge and the Koshigaya sisters, Natsumi and Komari, who are in the seventh and eighth grade, respectively. The Koshigaya’s older brother, the only male student, isn’t so hard to get along with either. Even if it is 20 minutes by bicycle to the only place that sells comics and the video store is ten train stations away, there’s something about the laid-back lifestyle that makes her feel right at home and comfortable. It’s a big change from the big city, but there are still plenty of new adventures to look forward to as Hotaru learns that “home” really is where the heart is in NON NON BIYORI.