A New Preview of Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Anime Released

A new promotional video for the romantic comedy anime series Sasami-san@Ganbaranai has been released. The video features the opening theme song “Alteration” by ZAQ. The anime will premeire in Japan today and will begin streaming on The Anime Network on 18 January.

The story follows a hikikomori (shut-in) named Sasami Tsukuyomi (voiced by Kana Asumi) who has been attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being unmotivated to change her clothes, let alone leave her house. Her older brother Kamiomi (Houchu Ohtsuka) is a teacher at the school she is supposed to attend, so she uses his as a “Brother Surveillance Tool” to view the outside world via her computer. Her “Brother Surveillance Tool” doesn’t seem to do much to help her academically, but it gives her a close up view of her brother’s relationship with the three beautiful Yagami sisters.

Akiyuki Shinbo (Madoka Magica) will be directing the series at SHAFT animation studio (Bakemonogatari). Katsuhiko Takayama (Love, Election & Chocolate) is the series scriptwriter and Hiroki Harada (Romeo × Juliet) is the character designer. The anime is based on Akira’s light novel series.

Medaka Box Abnormal Extended Series Two Promo

Media Factory has begun streaming an extended promo for the second series of Medaka Box Abnormal. Based on the Medaka Box manga by NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki, the anime’s second series will be out on 10 October.

Sentai Filmworks recently announced that Medaka Box Abnormal will soon be available through selected digital outlets, including The Anime Network,  with a DVD release to follow in 2013.