FUNimation’s doing some additional heavy lifting to get fans excited about the upcoming release of D-Frag! on home video and part of that, at least for those in the area local to them, is to do a limited theatrical engagement. The company will be showing the first four episodes of the series at three Alamo Drafthouse locations with the DFW and Austin locations on April 13th and the Houston location on April 14th.
The series is set for release on April 28th, 2015 priced at $64.98 for the twelve episode set in a DVD/BD combo release. Check out the previous released dub trailer below as well as the announced cast and their character cards.
J. Michael Tatum as Ataru Kawahara
Whitney Rodgers as Chitose Karasuyama
Austin Tindle as Kenji Kazama
Caitlin Glass as Minami Ohsawa
Ian Sinclair as Nagayama
Bryn Apprill as Roka Shibasaki
Megan Shipman as Sakura Mizukami
Josh Grelle as Yokoshima
J. Michael Tatum as Young Ataru
Austin Tindle as Young Kazama
Morgan Garrett as Tsutsumi Inada
Tia Ballard as Takao
Special features for the release include Actor Commentaries, Pre-Air TV Commercials, The New DVD/BD Cheer, The New DVD/BD Cheer (Funabori Version), A Commercial within a Commercial, Mobile Rally Commercial, Textless Opening Song “Stalemate!”, Textless Opening Song “Minna no Namae wo Irete Kudasai”, Promotional Video, Trailers
The series is part of the push from Media Factory to get more of their works adapted into anime and they worked with Brains Base for this one. Based on the manga by Tomoya Haruno that began in 2008 in Comic Alive, the series is directed by Seiki Sugawara, who has worked laregely as an episode director for a few different shows, and based on the scripts by Makoto Uezu.
Plot concept: Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.