Earlier today, anime publisher Sentai Filmworks confirmed that they have acquired the anime series, "Non Non Biyori", for release in North America next year.
"Non Non Biyori" is a slice-of-life comedy series from Silver Link (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia), based on the manga series written and illustrated by Atto. The 12-episode anime series is directed by Shinya Kawamo (Kokoro Connect), with series composition by Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer) and character designs from Mai Otsuka.
The series follows the story of Hotaru Ichijo, who transfers from her Tokyo school to the rural countryside and the Asahigaoka Branch School. Hotaru's new school is pretty small compared to what she is used to in Tokyo, it actually only has three other girls, first grader Renge and the Koshigaya sisters, Natsumi (seventh grade) and Komari (eighth grade), along with the sisters' older brother, the only male student. Though her new home may be small and out of the way, Hotaru seems to be adjusting well and she is beginning to learn that home really is where the heart is.
Sentai Filmworks will release "Non Non Biyori" on home video in 2014, and the series will be available through select digital outlets soon.