Earlier today, the official YuruYuri OVA’s website updated with the main staff and cast, as well as a teaser visual for upcoming OVA YuruYuri, (pronounced “YuruYuri Ten“). The site also updated with details on a crowdfunding campaign for the title.
We break the details down below.
The image features a shot of Akari, who’s making the number “10” with her fingers.
Daigo Yamagishi was tapped to direct the project at Lay-duce, with Kazutoshi Inoue providing character designs. Takahiro (Release the Spyce, Yuki Yuna is A Hero) is writing the script.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Chief Animation Director: Kazutoshi Inoue
- Music Production: Pony Canyon
- Original Concept: Namori
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Yui Funami: Minami Tsuda
- Chinatsu Yoshikawa: Rumi Okubo
- Akari Akaza: Shiori Mikami
- Kyōko Toshinō: Yuka Ōtsubo
- Chitose Ikeda: Aki Toyosaki
- Sakurako Ōmuro: Emiri Katō
- Himawari Furutani: Suzuko Mimori
All of the cast members will reprise their roles from previous entries in the series.
The campaign will run from Christmas day through February 15, with backer rewards including:
- Exclusive theme song CDs
- Exclusive Blu-Ray of the OVA
- Event tickets
- Signed illustration boards
Namori’s Yuruyuri manga debuted in the pages of Comic Yuri Hime S in June 2008. The series currently spans fifteen collected volumes, with the most recent shipping to retailers on May 31.
The series spawned three anime TV series, the latest of which aired in the Fall 2015 broadcast season. Hiroyuki Hata (Recently, my sister is unusual) helmed the show at TYO Animations, with Motohiro Taniguchi providing character designs. Hiroyuki Hata and Makoto Fukami worked together to craft the show’s scenario.
Crunchyroll streamed all three shows as they aired in Japan. NIS America licensed the first two seasons of the show, which they released on home video in North America.