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Crunchyroll Adds Mysterious Girlfriend X TV Anime

posted on 2012-04-06 11:53 EDT
Adaptation of Riichi Ueshiba's Nazo no Kanojo X manga to premiere on Saturday

The media site Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X) television anime on April 8 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The website will stream the series in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

The series adapts Riichi Ueshiba's romantic comedy manga of the same name. The "unidentifiable love" story revolves around Akira Tsubaki, who one day notices the anti-social transfer student Mikoto Urabe drooling on her desk while she is sleeping, and he tastes it. Eventually the two begin to date and get to know each other better.

Ayumu Watanabe (Doraemon: Nobita no Kyoryu [2006], Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den) is directing the adaptation at the anime studio Hoods Entertainment. Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Asura Cryin') is supervising the series scripts, and Kenichi Konishi (Bokurano, Tokyo Godfathers) is designing the characters.

Shizue Kaneko (Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchū Kaitakushi, Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den) is serving as chief animation director with Emmy-nominated art director Shigemi Ikeda (Afro Samurai: Resurrection, Bokurano, several Gundam projects). Masafumi Mima (Macross Frontier, Paprika) is directing the sound.

The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX station in Japan on Saturday, April 7.

Update: Background information added.


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