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On Christmas day, a crowdfunding campaign for the upcoming YuruYuri, (pronounced “YuruYuri Ten“) OVA officially launched on Campfire. News site Yaraon! reports that the campaign crushed its 10 million yen ($90,254.34 USD) within its first minute of operation.
As of press time, the campaign stands at 57,957,214 yen ($523,240.11 USD) across 2,217 backers with an average contribution of 26,142 yen ($236.01 USD) per patron. The campaign is slated to run through February 15, 2019.
According to the campaign page, the YuruYuri, OVA will ship in July 2019.
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.
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.