The Rolling Girls is an anime series produced by Wit Studio that aired in 2015. In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the girly, road movie-like series, the anime will be released in a special Blu-ray box in Japan on December 16, 2020.
The box cover is designed by the series’s character concept artist tanu. The box contains a digipak by character artist Katsuhiko Kitada, a CD featuring new cover songs, and more which is TBA.
The Rolling Girls Blu-ray Box Commercial
A new 5th anniversary animated work is also in production which will feature commemorative illustrations from creators who were involved in the show. It will be produced by Wit Studio and released in autumn this year.
The anime’s writer Yasuyuki Muto as well as the main voice cast Ari Ozawa, Rina Hidaka, Risa Taneda, and Yumiri Hanamori released the following comments regarding the Blu-ray box release. All comments translated from Japanese by MMN.
Yasuyuki Muto (Writer) | Comment
“In the time since this anime aired, even while developing the [Blu-ray] box, the voices of the many fans who supported the staff spin-off reached a lot of people. I don’t think we’ve ever had an example of that before. All of us will work hard to deliver to you a fun little package filled with our gratitude for your support over the past 5 years!”
Ari Ozawa (Voices: Nozomi Moritomo) | Comment
“Congratulations on 5 years! It feels like it’s come around so fast since people have continued to show their love for The Rolling Girls since it finished airing. This Blu-ray box takes the shape of both our love and all of your love for the series. I want to convey my thanks to all staff involved and each and every one of you. Really, thank you so much. I myself will continue to work hard to become a pillar for all of you who are working hard too!”
Rina Hidaka (Voices: Yukina Kosaka) | Comment
“[Yasuyuki] Muto has continued to stir up excitement around The Rolling Girls even after it finished airing. To everyone running the official Twitter account who have continued to send messages of support to keep working hard. To the mob of people who have always loved and cared about The Rolling Girls, even as so many new series have come out in recent years. And to everyone in the staff who have taken on everyone’s enthusiasm and shaped it. Thank you so very much! The characters in this series live their lives as daredevils without being involved in any mobs or gangs. They are incredibly cool. I think they’re sure to lift you up. Here’s hoping that The Rolling Girls wheel continues to spin!”
Risa Taneda (Ai Hibiki) | Comment
“I love this series. From the main show to the spin off, and even the music, everything about it livens me up and gives me courage. Five years on, Ai and the rest of the gang’s adventures feel far from having grown stale. I feel from the bottom of my heart that this series is evolving into something even more vivid and fun. I couldn’t recommend it enough to those who have yet to see it, so I hope you use the box release as an opportunity for us to go on this Rolling Girls journey together!”
Yumiri Hanamori (Chiaya Misono) | Comment
“I’m one person in this mob of girls who continue to roll and who continue to encourage me even to this day. Meeting Chiaya was the best encounter I’ve ever had. It’s made me who I am today. And that’s why I myself am able to roll recklessly [like her] today. And I will continue to roll so that I can become matcha green for someone someday, just like Chiaya and Nonsuke! I will work hard, and so will you!”
©2015 The Rolling Girls Production Committee
The Rolling Girls Blu-ray BOX (*Tentative Title)
Release Date: December 16, 2020
Price: ¥18,000 (Before Tax)
Stock Number: PCXP.50785
The Rolling Girls 5th Anniversary Animation
Release Date: Autumn 2020
The Rolling Girls Official Website: rollinggirls.com