Earlier today, anime publisher Aniplex of America announced that they have acquired the second season of the comedy anime series “Oreimo”, for release in North America.
“Oreimo” is based on the light novel series written by Tsukasa Fushimi, with illustrations by Hiro Kanzaki. The second season of the anime is produced by A-1 Pictures, the studio behind another Aniplex of America release, “Sword Art Online”. Here is a description of the series from Aniplex.
Kyosuke Kosaka is a high schooler who has been leading a quiet, humdrum life. However, his life is turned upside-down when his little sister, Kirino, comes to him for "life counseling." It turns out that Kirino, a well-rounded winner in life, has many otaku-ish hobbies and loves anime and games. Kyosuke sincerely takes on Kirino's request to tackle life counseling. And so, as more and more people get involved--including Kuroneko and Saori Vageena, whom Kirino met via social networks; Kirino's friends, Ayase and Kanako, and Kyosuke's childhood friend, Manami—changes to their icy cold brother-sister relationship begin to appear. After they overcome the crisis of Kirino suddenly leaving to study abroad, what kind of craziness will her "life counseling" cause next?
The first season of “Oreimo” is available now on both Blu-ray (SRP $329.98) and DVD ($54.98). If you would like to learn more about the series you can visit the official site.
Aniplex has plans to have the second season of “Oreimo” available via streaming, which is set to begin on Apr. 6, 2013 hours after its initial airing in Japan. There are also plans for a home video release, no official date was given however and you can expect more information on that down the line.