BL Anime: Hybrid Child (Hirakawa Daisuke x Okamoto Nobuhiko, Kimura Ryouhei x Yonaga Tsubasa, Ono Yuki x Matsuoka Yoshitsugu)
The new BL annime will be released as 4 OVA episodes. With the first volume available from October 2014 and subsequent volumes released monthly till January 2015. All first-press volumes will feature illustrated slipcase, digipak, manga booklet, character fragrance cards (varies with each volume), metal-plate bookmark, art book, etc. Similar to the Junjo Romantica and Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi releases. If I’m not wrong, both first-press Blu-ray (6,500 Yen) and DVD (5,500 Yen) versions have the same items.
Release dates of the DVD/Blu-ray (each has an estimated running time of 25 minutes): Blu-ray/DVD Vol 1 : 29 October 2014
Character fragrance card: Kotarou 小太郎, Hazuki 葉月
Item (SD character illustration): Wrapping cloth オリジナルシャンタン風呂敷
Blu-ray/DVD Vol 2: 26 November 2014
Character fragrance card: Yuzu ゆず, Ichi Seya 瀬谷壱
Item (SD character illustration): Mini purse with clasp ミニがま口財布
Blu-ray/DVD Vol 3: 26 December 2014
Character fragrance card: Kuroda 黒田
Item (SD character illustration): Towel オリジナル手ぬぐい
Blu-ray/DVD Vol 4: 28 January 2015
Character fragrance card: Tsukishima 月島
Animation key-art book
The trailer! Love the kiddies <3 Really looking forward to the release!
Last update: 30 August 2013
After a long hiatus since boy’s love manga Hybrid Child’s anime was announced, the new cast of the anime is announced! We can expect more updates and news about the anime in the upcoming months. Cover features the first couple in the story: Hazuki and Izumi Kotarou.
Title: Hybrid Child ハイブリッド・チャイルド manga
Author: Nakamura Shungiku (Junjo Romantica, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi)
Animated by Studio Deen who also did the anime for Junjou Romantica and Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi series. By the way, brand new anime series for Junjou Romantica is announced too! Most likely to be season 3! As well as a Seikai ichi hatsukoi movie planned for 2014.
Official site: http://www.hybridchild.jp
The Hybrid Child is an amazing android that can grow if it is lavished with enough love and care from its owner. Neither fully machine nor fully human, the various Hybrid Child models develop strong emotional bonds with their owners. Each short story contains love, sacrifice, and drama: Young Kotaro learns the importance of responsibility when his Hybrid Child’s lifespan runs out. The tragic swordsman Seya learns to love again with the help of his Hybrid child, Yuzu. The final tale tells the story of Kuroda, the creator of the Hybrid Child designs.
New cast in anime
Okamoto Nobuhiko 岡本信彦 as Izumi Kotarou 和泉小太郎
Hirakawa Daisuke 平川大輔 as Hazuki 葉月
Kimura Ryouhei 木村良平 as Ichi Seya 瀬谷壱
Yonaga Tsubasa 代永翼 as Yuzu ゆず
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu 松岡禎丞 as Tsukishima 月島
Ono Yuuki 小野友樹 as Kuroda 黒田
Hirakawa Daisuke x Okamoto Nobuhiko 平川大輔 x 岡本信彦
Kimura Ryouhei x Yonaga Tsubasa 木村良平 x 代永翼
Ono Yuuki x Matsuoka Yoshitsugu 小野友樹 x 松岡禎丞
The new cast is completely different from the ones in the drama cd that was released in 2005. I think the new cast would sound fine. The stories are shounen-ai, maybe except for story 3, so there are no H-voices to worry about :P
Original cast in drama cd
(葉月) Toriumi Kousuke x Fukuyama Jun 鳥海浩輔 x 福山潤 (和泉小太郎)
(瀬谷) Suwabe Junichi x Miyata Kouki 諏訪部順一 x 宮田幸季 (ゆず)
(黒田) Inoue Kazuhiko x Midorikawa Hikaru 井上和彦 x 緑川光 (月島)
The couple below is: Ichi Seya and Yuzu.
Third couple: Kuroda and Tsukishima
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