Maiden Japan Licenses Hinako Anime OVAs

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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Isshoni Training: Training with Hinako | Art

Maiden Japan has announced that they have licensed the Hinako anime OVAs. The series includes three OVAs and center around a self-aware anime character named Hinako. This means that Hinako would constantly stop to talk about her feelings with the audience.

All three titles (Isshoni Training : Training with HinakoIsshoni Sleeping: Sleeping with HinakoIsshoni Bathing: Bathing with Hinako) will come packaged together for Maiden Japan’s US home video release. The series was a surprise hit in Japan and topped Amazon Japan’s and other internet retailers charts for two consecutive weeks.

Maiden Japan describes the series as follows:

Hinako used to be a normal girl, but then she became an anime character!  Now she does things like play the heroine’s best friend, but unlike most people in anime, Hinako is completely aware that she’s being watched by an unseen audience!  So, if she’s doing something and thinks of something to say, she’ll just say it to the people she can’t see.  Or CAN she see them?  The most self-aware anime character ever invites you to peek behind the screen and experience Training, Bathing and even Sleeping in the intimate interactive life of HINAKO!

Are you ready to spend more time with Hinako?

SOURCE: Press Release

About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).




  • Mr0303

    So this is what Japanese Deadpool looks like.

    That’s an interesting premise. It can either work really well or be annoying.

    • Dom The Elegy

      Nah, this isn’t done in a comedic tone. It’s catered towards people who have issues connecting to people and give them something that fills that void by having a cute animu girl talk to them instead.
      Japanese Deadpool would be something like Gintama or Excel Saga.