Non Non Biyori

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Non Non Biyori
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Cover of first manga volume. From left to right: Renge Miyauchi, Komari and Natsumi Koshigaya, and Hotaru Ichijo.
のんのんびより
Genre Comedy,[1] Slice of life[1]
Manga
Written by Atto
Published by Media Factory
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Monthly Comic Alive
Original run September 26, 2009 – present
Volumes 11 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Shin'ya Kawatsura
Written by Reiko Yoshida
Fumihiko Shimo
Yuka Yamada
Music by Hiromi Mizutani
Studio Silver Link
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo, AT-X, TV Aichi, TV Osaka
Original run October 7, 2013December 23, 2013
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Directed by Shin'ya Kawatsura
Studio Silver Link
Released July 23, 2014September 23, 2016
Runtime 24 minutes each
Episodes 2
Anime television series
Non Non Biyori Repeat
Directed by Shin'ya Kawatsura
Written by Reiko Yoshida
Fumihiko Shimo
Yuka Yamada
Music by Hiromi Mizutani
Studio Silver Link
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo, TVA, TVO, AT-X, RKK
Original run July 6, 2015September 21, 2015
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Anime
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Non Non Biyori (のんのんびより?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Atto. The series began publication in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine from September 2009 and is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. The story is based on the same setting as Atto's former work, Toko-toko & Yume no Yume. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Silver Link aired in Japan between October and December 2013 and has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks. A second anime season aired between July and September 2015. A new anime project was announced in 2017.

Plot[edit]

The story takes place in the countryside small town village of Asahigaoka, a place lacking many of the conveniences that people from the city are accustomed to. The nearest stores are a few miles away and one of the local schools consists of only five students, each of whom is in a different grade of elementary or middle school. Hotaru Ichijo, a fifth grader from Tokyo, transfers into Asahigaoka Branch School and has to adjust to countryside life with her new friends.

Characters[edit]

Renge Miyauchi (宮内 れんげ?, Miyauchi Renge)
Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai
Renge is a first grade student. She likes to greet her friends by saying "Nyanpasū" (Meow-ning), a nonsensical phrase, and she plays the recorder. While she generally acts her age, she is often quite perceptive. She adds a superfluous "n" at the end of sentences as a verbal tic. She is Hikage and Kazuho's younger sister.
Hotaru Ichijo (一条 蛍?, Ichijō Hotaru)
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa
Hotaru is a fifth grade student who transfers into Asahigaoka Branch School from Tokyo due to her father's work transfer. She is quite tall for her age and has a crush on Komari to the point of frequently sewing various plush dolls of Komari to decorate her room with. She had come to Asahigaoka several times previously when she was younger because her relatives live nearby.
Natsumi Koshigaya (越谷 夏海?, Koshigaya Natsumi)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
Natsumi is a first-year middle school student. She is taller than Komari, her older sister. Rebellious and carefree, she often talks back to her mother, plays pranks on her older sister, and does poorly in school.
Komari Koshigaya (越谷 小鞠?, Koshigaya Komari)
Voiced by: Kana Asumi
Komari is a second-year middle school student and Natsumi's older sister. She is quite short, a fact which she constantly bemoans as Natsumi often teases her for it. She has an innocent and easily scared personality, which Natsumi often takes advantage of.
Suguru Koshigaya (越谷 卓?, Koshigaya Suguru)
Suguru is a third-year middle school student and Natsumi and Komari's older brother. He doesn't say anything vocally and has very little presence besides occasional static visual comedy.
Kazuho Miyauchi (宮内 一穂?, Miyauchi Kazuho)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka
Kazuho is Renge's older sister and the only teacher in the local school. She is fond of sleeping. Since all the students essentially study on their own in the classroom due to their different grades, she often spends class time napping.
Kaede Kagayama (加賀山 楓?, Kagayama Kaede)
Voiced by: Rina Satō
Kaede is a 20-year-old graduate of Asahigaoka Branch School who runs the local candy store. As a result the children from downtown, and Renge in particular, call her "Dagashi-ya" (駄菓子屋?, lit. "Candy Store"). Her store also runs a ski rental business.
Hikage Miyauchi (宮内 ひかげ?, Miyauchi Hikage)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen
Hikage is Renge's older sister who is a first year high school student studying in Tokyo. She also appears in the author's other work Koakuma Meringue (こあくまメレンゲ?, lit. "Little Devil's Meringue"). When she returns to the village she tries to impress her siblings and friends with her trendy and 'city-girl' ways only to be upstaged by Hotaru's genuine modern knowledge.
Yukiko Koshigaya (越谷 雪子?, Koshigaya Yukiko)
Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu
Yukiko is Natsumi, Komari, and Suguru's mother. She is often strict, particularly towards Natsumi, who slacks off a lot. She is also a graduate of Asahigaoka branch school. When she was a student, she took care of Kazuho as Kaede did with Renge when she was younger (according to the author in the afterword).
Konomi Fujimiya (富士宮 このみ?, Fujimiya Konomi)
Voiced by: Ryōko Shintani
Konomi is a graduate of Asahigaoka Branch School who lives next door to the Koshigayas. She is a third year student at a nearby high school.
Honoka Ishikawa (石川 ほのか?, Ishikawa Honoka)
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki
Honoka is a first grade student who comes to visit her grandmother during summer vacation and becomes friends with Renge. She also appears in the author's other work Toko-toko & Yume no Yume (とことこ&ユメのユメ?).

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga by Atto began serialization in Media Factory's Comic Alive magazine from September 2009,[2] and has been published in 11 tankōbon volumes as of May 23, 2017.[3] Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the series in North America.[4]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 March 23, 2010[5] ISBN 978-4-0406-6521-4 June 29, 2015[6] ISBN 978-1-626921-48-1
2 December 22, 2010[7] ISBN 978-4-0406-6522-1 September 15, 2015[6] ISBN 978-1-626921-61-0
3 October 22, 2011[8] ISBN 978-4-0406-6523-8 January 26, 2016[6] ISBN 978-1-626921-82-5
4 July 23, 2012[9] ISBN 978-4-0406-6524-5 May 23, 2016[6] ISBN 978-1-626922-72-3
5 February 23, 2013[10] ISBN 978-4-0406-6525-2 September 6, 2016[6] ISBN 978-1-626923-29-4
6 September 21, 2013[11] ISBN 978-4-0406-6526-9 January 17, 2017[6] ISBN 978-1-626923-86-7
7 July 23, 2014[12] ISBN 978-4-0406-6813-0 May 23, 2017[6] ISBN 978-1-626924-86-4
8 March 23, 2015[13] ISBN 978-4-0406-7282-3 September 12, 2017[6] ISBN 978-1-626925-42-7
9 December 22, 2015[14] ISBN 978-4-0406-7860-3
10 September 23, 2016[15] ISBN 978-4-0406-8542-7
11 May 23, 2017[3] ISBN 978-4-0406-9252-4

Anime[edit]

A 12-episode anime television series adaptation, produced by Silver Link and directed by Shin'ya Kawatsura, aired in Japan between October 7 and December 23, 2013 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[16][17] An original video animation (OVA) episode was bundled with the seventh manga volume released on July 23, 2014, and another OVA was bundled with the tenth manga volume on September 23, 2016.[18] The opening theme is "Nanairo Biyori" (なないろびより?, Rainbow-colored Weather) by Nano Ripe, and the ending theme, composed by Zaq, is "Non Non Biyori" (のんのん日和?) sung by Rie Murakawa, Ayane Sakura, Kana Asumi and Kotori Koiwai. The series is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.[19] A second season, Non Non Biyori Repeat, aired in Japan between July 6 and September 21, 2015.[20] The opening theme is "Kodama Kotodama" (こだまことだま?) by Nano Ripe and the ending theme is "Okaeri" (おかえり?, Welcome Home) by Murakawa, Sakura, Asumi, and Koiwai. A new anime project has been announced.[21]

Reception[edit]

As of December 2015, the manga has sold over 1.3 million copies.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Non Non Biyori Countryside School Comedy Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. February 21, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ 月刊コミックアライブ 2009年11月号 [Monthly Comic Alive November 2009 issue] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b のんのんびより11巻 [Non Non Biyori 11] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Seven Seas Adds Non Non Biyori Rural Comedy Manga". Anime News Network. October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ のんのんびより 1 [Non Non Biyori 1] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Non Non Biyori". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved December 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ のんのんびより 2 [Non Non Biyori 2] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ のんのんびより 3 [Non Non Biyori 3] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ のんのんびより 4 [Non Non Biyori 4] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ のんのんびより 5 [Non Non Biyori 5] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ のんのんびより 6 [Non Non Biyori 6] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ のんのんびより7巻 [Non Non Biyori 7] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ のんのんびより8巻 [Non Non Biyori 8] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  14. ^ のんのんびより9巻 [Non Non Biyori 9] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  15. ^ のんのんびより10巻 [Non Non Biyori 10] (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Non Non Biyori Anime Staff Listed". Anime News Network. October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Non Non Biyori Schoolgirl Anime". Anime News Network. October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Non Non Biyori Manga Gets New Original Anime DVD". Anime News Network. January 10, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Non Non Biyori Schoolgirl Anime". Anime News Network. October 24, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Non Non Biyori Repeat's 1st Promo Previews Animation". Anime News Network. March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Atto's Non Non Biyori Manga Gets 'New Anime Project'". Anime News Network. May 22, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  22. ^ "のんのんびより9巻 小冊子付き特装版" (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 

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