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YU-NO Anime Gets Main Staff, Plot Details

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On Saturday, Genco hosted the “GENCO New Anime Stage” at AnimeJapan. During the event, the staff for upcoming anime series YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World (Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO). The first information on the show’s plot were also revealed.

We break the details down below:


Tetsuo Hirakawa (Grimoire of Zero, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun) was tapped to direct the project at Genco, with Mai Otsuka (Non Non Biyori, Shakugan no Shana) providing character designs.


Tetsuo Hirakawa addressed the crowd in a video message. During the presentation, he explained that the anime will show all characters, and cover all major “routes” from the original visual novel. Hirakawa also confirmed that the series was indeed slated to run for twenty-six episodes.
The director added that he would explore the relationships of the girls around main character Takuya, and joked that he vows to “eclipse the [original] game in filthy jokes.” He promised to make Mio more tsundere, and Kana more mysterious.

At the end, he teased that Yuno remains a secret, adding “will she be more beautiful?”

YU-NO will hit Japanese TV in 2018. The show is slated to run for two cours.

The title will adapt Hiroyuki Kanno’s Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO (YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world.) visual novel. The series will be a joint production between studio feel, production company Genco, and game developer MAGES.

Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO was first released on the PC-98, where it received critical acclaim. 5pb. later ported the title to the Sega Saturn in 1997, followed by a PC release in 2000.

The title received a remake by MAGES and 5pb., which hit Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Vita in March. The remake saw both the PS4 and Vita SKUs land on the Media Create charts in its début week. The PS4 version of the game took top honors at 13th place, with 9,629 units sold. The Vita version wasn’t far behind, though, and placed at 15th with 8,858 sales. Combined the two SKUs shifted 18,487 copies.

In 1999, the game was adapted to an adults-only (read: hentai) OVA series in 1999. The title, which was produced by Pink Pineapple, ran for four episodes. NuTech Digital released the title in the west.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Twitter (pKjd)

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