The official website for Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume’s Book of Friends) has announced a new OVA for the series, Itsuka Yuki no Hi Ni (Sometime on a Snowy Day). The main cast from the original anime series will be returning for this OVA. The OVA will be bundled with an additional disc that contains footage from the Sound Theatre x Natsume Yuujinchou musical event that took place on Septemebr 28, 2013.
The limited edition bonuses contain a 3 sided disc case, a digital CD-ROM with Nyanko Sensei, and a color booklet.
No info has been released about the plot. The OVA is planning to be released on February 5, 2014.
The original manga series was created by Yuki Midorikawa and is currently running in the monthly manga anthology, Lala. VIZ licensed the manga series in North America and has released up to 14 volumes. 15 volumes are currently released in Japan.NIS America also licensed the anime series in North America and has released all 4 seasons.
Natsume Takashi has lived his whole life with the ability to see yokai, supernatural beings that inhabit Japan. As an orphan he went from relative to relative, enduring hardships from not only moving, but from the yokai that only he can see. When he settles down with the kind Fujiwara family, he receives a certain book filled with names. Those names are contracts signed by the yokai that were subjugated by Natsume’s grandmother, Reiko. Unlike his grandmother, Natsume decides to return the names of the yokai that are contained in the book. However, this task is easier said than done, as some parts of the journey are fraught with dangerous yokai, and even humans.
This series is what gave me the push into the Shoujo genre and I’m ecstatic to see more. Even though many people (such as myself) prefer to see a season 5, we’re lucky to get an OVA at all. I can’t wait to see all the mythical beings and feels that Natsume Yuujinchou is known for in this new original video animation. You can pre-order the OVA on DVD/Bluray at Amazon or AmiAmi.
-Images from Animate