Announced at the beginning of July with the home video solicitation information, Kadokawa has put together a new promo for the first Sabagebu! DVD and Blu-ray release with a nod towards the included OVA in it. We learned at the end of July that the the OVA is set to clock in at ten minutes compared to the usual twenty-three minutes the TV episodes run. It’s going to be called And Someone Was Gone and is definitely longer than a lot of the usual OVAs we get with releases these days that tend to be a couple of minutes of shorts spread across multiple volumes
This series is getting a six volume release beginning on September 24th, 2014 that will be priced at 7,000 yen each. Each release will have two episodes, though the first volume will come with a special OVA episode as well. The first volume also has a few other details in that there will be a good bit of extras such as a footage from the Anime Japan 2014 presentation, the clean opening and closings, cast commentary, an 8 page booklet and three postcards as well.
Sentai Filmworks has picked up the North American home video rights for the series, which is currently simulcasting on Crunchyroll and is available on Hulu as well.
The series is directed by Masahiko Ota with Takashi Aoshima doing the scripts for it and that Pierrot Plus will be handling the animation for the show. This studio has a fair number under its belt to be sure in the last few years, doing a lot of in-between animation for the most part as well as 2nd key animation. They also served as the main animation studio for Tegami Bachi and Beelzebub.
Plot concept: Middle school girl Momoka is dragged into joining one of the strangest associations at her school, the Survival Game Club. Its members participate in various forms of paramilitary training under the watchful eye of charming and alarming president, Miou. How on Earth will the inexperienced Momoka survive her training, let alone Miou’s company?!