Japanese distributor Pony Canyon is handling the home video release for the fall 2015 short-form series Kowabon and have announced their plans for it. Like a lot of short-form shows, it’s getting a DVD-only release that will arrive on January 20th, 2016. The thirteen episode run, which clocks in at forty minutes, will be priced at 4,104 yen. The release will come with a making-of bonus and a booklet.
This horror series is an interesting one as it’s done in the five minute short-form approach and also uses rotoscoping to add to the eerie feeling of it all. It’s being directed by Kazuma Taketani with scripts by Hiromu Kumamoto.
Plot concept: The premise of the series involves modern humanity’s reliance on communications technology such as smart phones and social media. Kowabon poses such questions as: what if something sinister is watching us through all of the cameras that we take for granted? What if a supernatural grudge could propagate through the Internet?
[Source: Kowabon ]