The first Blu-ray / DVD compilation volume of the original anime by Jun Maeda and P.A. Works, Kamisama ni Natta Hi (The Day I Became a God), accumulated 1,504 copies sold in the first week since its release.
This volume was released in Japan on December 23rd and includes the first and second episodes of this original anime, as well as a Drama CD and an illustration booklet. The Blu-ray version is priced at 7,700 yen (approximately $ 74), while the DVD version is priced at 6,600 yen (approximately $ 64). Apparently, the figure covers sales of both versions, or DVD sales were so minimal that they were omitted.
Finally, the original series premiered on October 10 in Japan and had a total of twelve episodes. The distribution rights remained in the hands of the Funimation platform.
- Jun Maeda was credited with the original idea and also handled the writing and supervision of the scripts.
- Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte, Fate / Apocrypha) was in charge of directing the anime at P.A. Works.
- Na-Ga returned from many other Visual Art’s / Key projects to do the character designs, with Manabu Nii in charge of adapting them to animation.
- MANYO and Jun Maeda were in charge of composing the soundtrack, with Satoki Iida in charge of sound direction.
- Singer Nagi Yanagi performed the opening song titled “Kimi to Iu Shinwa” and the closing song titled “Goodbye Seven Seas”. Both tracks were written by Jun Maeda and composed by MANYO.
Synopsis of Kamisama ni Natta Hi
One day during Youta Narukami's last summer vacation in high school, a girl named Hina appeared before him and proclaimed herself "the Goddess of Knowledge." Hina announced to the confused Youta that the world will come to an end in just 30 days. Youta then witnesses Hina's powers to foresee the future, becoming convinced that what this girl says is real. For her part, Hina, with her vast innocence, decides to live in Youta's house for some reason, perhaps just hoping to keep her company in the face of the imminent end of humanity.
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