Yuruyuri Creator Namori Designs New Anime Project’s Characters
The official website for Kadokawa‘s Dengeki G’s Magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yuruyuri manga creator Namori is providing the original character designs for a new anime project. The March 2018 issue of the magazine will feature the project on its cover and provide more information when it ships in Japan on January 30.
Namori launched the Yuruyuri manga in 2008, and the 15th compiled book volume shipped on May 31. The story centers on four fun-loving schoolgirls who take over the former room of a tea ceremony club for their own “Goraku-bu” (amusement club). JManga and ALC Publishing released part of the original manga digitally in English before JManga shut down in 2013.
The manga inspired three main television anime seasons that Crunchyroll streamed as they aired. The manga also inspired the Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi! original video anime, which received the two-episode Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi!+ television anime sequel before the third season (seen above right) debuted in 2015. NISA licensed and released the first two anime seasons on home video in North America.