Cheer Boys!! DVD/BD to Bundle 2 OVAs
The official website for the television anime of Ryō Asai‘s Cheer Boys!! (Cheer Danshi!!) novel revealed earlier this month that the fourth volume of the DVD and Blu-ray disc will include two OVAs. The DVD and Blu-ray Disc are scheduled to ship in Japan on December 22.
The first OVA, titled “Iroiro Danshi!!” (Various Boys!!) will be four minutes long and is about Wataru Mizoguchi suggesting that the Breakers’ cheerleading team members quit and become different kinds of boys.
The second OVA is titled “Kantan!! Cheer Otoko to Issho ni Up Dance” (Simple!! Up Dance Together with Cheer Boys) and will be 19 minutes long.
The anime premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11 last July. Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan.
Cheer Boys!! adapts Ryō Asai‘s novel. Funimation describes the story:
Haruki Bandou was born into a family of Judo marital artists and expected to continue the family legacy. But he’s about to trade Judo for…cheerleading?! When his childhood friend Kazuma Hashimoto invites him to join the BREAKERS, a male cheerleading club, Haru finds himself amongst a quirky group of boys. Can this squad of slightly odd and cute members make a breakthrough in college athletics?
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee manga creator Hiroyuki Asada provided the original character designs for the series. Ai Yoshimura (Blue Spring Ride, Dance with Devils) directed the series at Brains Base, and Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika) handled the series composition. Hitomi Tsuruta adapted Asada’s designs for animation and served as chief animation director. Rock band Luck Life performed the opening theme song “Hajime no Ippo” (First Step). The seven main cast members of the anime performed the ending theme song “LIMIT BREAKERS” under the unit name BREAKERS.
Thanks to Michael Millard for the news tip.