On April 2, Funimation announced that they will stream YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World as part of their Spring 2019 simulcast lineup. The first episode launched on April 2 in subtitled format. Funimation is producing a dub for the show, though they haven’t announced a premiere date as of press time.
The show is slated to run for two cours, with a total of 26 episodes.
Tetsuo Hirakawa (Grimoire of Zero, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun) was tapped to direct the project at studio feel., with Mai Otsuka (Non Non Biyori, Shakugan no Shana) providing character designs. Studio GENCO is listed as producer.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Takuya Arima: Yuu Hayashi
- YU-NO: Ari Ozawa
- Kanna Hatano: Maaya Uchida
- Mitsuki Ichijō: Saori Ōnishi
- Mio Shimazu: Rie Kugimiya
- Eriko Takeda: Yu Kobayashi
- Kaori Asakura: Rena Maeda
- Ayumi Arima: Kaori Nazuka
- Kōzō Ryūzōji: Taiten Kusunoki
- Masakatsu Yūki: Yuuki Fujiwara
- Hideo Toyotomi: Takuya Eguchi
All eleven cast members are reprising their roles from the PlayStation 4 and Vita remake of the game.
Funimation describes YU-NO as:
During the summer,Takuya Arima receives a package—from his missing father—detailing the existence of parallel universes. He investigates further and soon realizes that he’s been given the key to cross-dimensional time travel. Now,Takuya is forced to use this new found tech to unravel the mystery of his father’s whereabouts and find out why those closest to him are keeping secrets.
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.
Source: Twitter (Funimation)