Marimite OVA Release Details Online

Okaerinasai, onee-sama.
From the goods section of gokigenyou.com:
Dubbed Maria-sama ga Miteru: 3rd Season, the OVA will be released in five 50-minute volumes over the next 10 months. The first volume, entitled Kohitsujitachi no Kyuuka (“Holiday of the Lambs”), will go on sale November 29th in two editions: collector’s (limited) and standard.
The collector’s edition will come with a special box, a set of postcards, volume-specific “memorial goods” (a pressed-leaf bookmark and book cover, in this case), an episode of Maria-sama ni wa Naisho, a seiyuu audio commentary, and a retail price of 9,240 yen.
The first pressing of the standard edition will come with a Hibiki Reine-illustrated “book case” and postcard, as well as the Maria-sama ni wa Naisho episode, and will retail at 6,300 yen.
It should be noted that the volume’s title (Kohitsujitachi no Kyuuka) is also the name of one of the volumes of the original novel, from which the episodes’ content will presumably be taken.
Subsequent volumes will follow this release pattern, with collector’s and standard editions coming out for each. Current release dates for the remaining four volumes in the series, as well as links to their companion novels, are as follows:

  • Vol. 2: Ryakushite OK Daisakusen (The Abbreviatable Grand Strategy), January 31st, 2007 – this volume has no single companion novel, hence the abbreviatability (venturing into dangerous linguistic territory here…)
  • Vol. 3: Ryoufuu Satsu-satsu (The Rustling Breeze), March 28th, 2007
  • Vol. 4: Ready, GO!, May 30th, 2007
  • Vol. 5: Ciao Solera!, July 25th, 2007

Will fifty minute installments be enough to spawn two month’s worth of salacious yuri gossip to tide us over between releases? Only time will tell… I’m just happy to hear that we’re getting the equivalent of 10 new episodes out of the deal.

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0 Responses to Marimite OVA Release Details Online

  1. DMC September 13, 2006 at 10:26 am #

    Also of note is that I’ve Sound favourite KOTOKO is providing the ED theme ‘Chercher’ for the new OVA, with the single due out October 25th. Special edition retails for Â¥1,890, regular edition Â¥1,260. Advertising portion of this message over~

  2. NegativeZero September 14, 2006 at 12:07 am #

    With any luck, these will sell like hotcakes and they’ll make several more ‘seasons’ of 50-minute OAVs. Moving to an OAV system makes a lot of sense.

  3. Simon September 14, 2006 at 4:38 pm #

    >>NegativeZero
    They appeared on Amazon around July 23rd (at least that’s when I ordered mine), and within a day or two the collector’s editions were ranking in the #60-90 range for DVD sales. They’ve slipped back now (CE1 is currently #150), but that’s still pretty impressive when you consider how many DVDs Amazon must sell…

  4. Simon September 16, 2006 at 8:44 am #

    Oops, slight correction to my last comment – the OVAs actually appeared on Amazon mid-August. (I was looking at the date for something else in the same orders.)

  5. Fangirl October 5, 2006 at 1:21 pm #

    Gosh! This will sell like water in the desert!

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