A second anime DVD version of Kanan Minami's Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu shōjo romance manga has been green-lit for release this fall. The new anime DVD will be bundled with limited special editions of the 10th manga volume, and it will have the same cast and production team at J.C. Staff (Nodame Cantabile, Honey and Clover) as the first anime DVD. More information about the new anime DVD's story will be announced in future issues of Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine.
The manga's story centers around Tsubaki Hibino, a girl who is indifferent to both romance and fashion, even though she loves giving other people adorable hairstyles. On the first day of high school, she happened to sit next to Kyōta, a mean-spirited boy who teases her. In retaliation, she spontaneously pulls out scissors and cuts off his long tresses of hair. Thus begins the long love-hate relationship between Tsubaki and Kyōta.
The manga has been running in Sho-Comi since 2008. The first anime DVD — the first anime ever made for Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu — was directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi (Boys Over Flowers), and it shipped with limited editions of the ninth manga volume last month. A CD will ship on September 8 with the first anime DVD's ending theme song (as sung by Tsubaki's voice actress Kanae Itō), the second anime DVD's ending theme, and another song. A separate character song CD (pictured above) for Kyōta (Daisuke Namikawa) will ship on July 22 with the songs "New World" and "Seasons," as well as a cover illustration by Minami.
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