PANG Ho-Cheung

PANG Ho-Cheung
With Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung after interviewing him in 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012

ACF 1700: EBITEN: KORITSU EBISUGAWA KOKO TENMONBU

Sentai Filmworks has announced their acquisition of Ebiten: Koristu Ebisugawa Koko Tenmonbu! Sometimes friendship is all about chemistry, but in this zany comedy from Director Hideki Okamoto chemistry is just about blowing things up! Featuring series composition by Yuuko Kakihara (Persona 4 The Animation, Heaven’s Lost Property), character designs by Atsuko Watanabe (Okamikakushi, Acchi Kocchi) and sound direction by Jin Aketagawa (Canaan, Bodacious Space Pirates).

Ebiten: Koristu Ebisugawa Koko Tenmonbu will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year 

Synopsis: Take one group of rabid fan girls with tenuous grips on reality, toss out all rules of proper social behavior, mix them together in a basement with more twisted anime parodies and allusions than you can shake a schtick at, and what do you get? Well, besides a recipe for disaster, if borderline delusional Kyoko Todayama is in what passes for charge, you get the Asstronomical Club, where mayhem rules and the wall between the real world and total fantasy shatters at least once every five minutes!

And as if things weren’t wild enough, let’s throw in a “boys love” manga fanatic who always seems to end up in her underwear, a maid on a secret mission, a ruthless arch-enemy whose goal is to have the club disbanded, and a CAT as the faculty adviser! And then there’s Itsuki, who still inexplicably thinks this is a club for astronomy…

Although to be fair, some of the members DO seem to be robots/aliens and/or from outer space. One thing’s for certain though: the Student Council will most definitely NOT approve of what happens when the Insane-O-Meter redlines and freaky fan girls run wild in EBITEN!

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