I was so very sad when it became obvious that the Ai no Kusabi remake project aborted due to the economy. But hope is shining again with Pony Canyon taking over the production. I'm glad the animation team looks to be the same. It won't be the 13 episodes OVA series as was planned in the previous project. Pony Canyon has announced they will release 4 OVAs of 30 minutes on DVDs starting January 2012. Those DVDs will cover the first 4 volumes of the story. And if the sales are successful, they'll produce the sequel. I'm tempted to purchase the DVDs for the animation is really to my taste. And I'd be curious to get that pet ring which will be one of the goodies distributed with the first DVD.