News Yuruyuri, Itsu-Ten, Croisée Promo Videos Streamed
posted on 2011-06-09 15:00 EDT
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Namori's Yuruyuri manga began streaming a 104-second promotional video off the Nico Nico Douga website on Thursday. (To turn off the display of superimposed comments, select the word balloon icon on the bottom right corner of the video.) The official twitter account also announced that the Niconico Channel service will stream an autograph session for six hours straight. The anime's four main actresses (Shiori Mikami, Yuka Ōtsubo, Minami Tsuda, Rumi Ookubo) plan to each sign 1,000 autographs starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 in Japan (5:00 a.m. EDT).
In the story, four fun-loving schoolgirls take over the former room of a tea ceremony club for their own "Gorakubu" (amusement club). The anime will premiere on July 4.
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Hinata Takeda's Ikoku Meiro no Croisée (La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger) manga is streaming its second promotional video with actual anime footage. The website also posted the anime's Blu-ray and DVD release information and a Flash-based "Yune's Calendar Gadget" that people can add to their blogs. People can receive a free clear file if they visit selected Japanese stores on the day that they are previewing the anime's first episode.
The story follows a girl named Yune who arrives in the lower-class neighborhoods of Paris in the last half of the 19th century, when Japanese culture gains popularity in Europe. She ends up working at an ironworks shop with a boy named Claude.
Kenji Yasuda (Shugo Chara! franchise) is directing the project's animators at the studio Satelight. Junichi Sato (Aria, Kaleido Star, Princess Tutu) is not only supervising the story that Mamiko Ikeda (D.C. ~Da Capo~, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Himawari!) is scripting, but he is also directing the soundtrack. The anime will premiere in Japan on July 4.
Image © 2011 Hinata Takeda/Fujimi Shobo/Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Production Committee
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