News MVM Licenses Mayo Chiki! and .hack/Quantum
The Mayo Chiki! anime (pictured right) adapts Hajime Asano's school romantic comedy light novels of the same name. In the story, Subaru Konoe is a beautiful boy who serves as a butler to a classmate named Kanade Suzutsuki. However, another boy accidentally discovers Subaru's secret — Subaru is really a girl. Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Mayo elle Otokonoko) directed the project at the anime studio Feel with series script supervisor Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Chu-Bra!!) and character designer Kōsuke Kawamura. The series premiered in Japan in July 2011.
The .hack//Quantum anime is a three-part OAV set in The World R:X setting of the .hack//Link game for the Sony PSP. In the story, the player characters Tobias, Mary, and Sakuya form a party in The World R:X for adventure but encounter a mysterious entity named Hermit. The encounter draws them into the all-consuming darkness taking over The World R:X. Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Eiyū Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki The Animation) directed the anime at Kinema Citrus, and Tatsuya Hamazaki (.hack//Legend Of The Twilight, .hack//G.U.+, .hack//Roots) wrote the scripts. Funimation streamed an English-dubbed trailer for the series to promote its release in America, below.