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Crunchyroll Adds tsuritama TV Anime Series

posted on 2012-04-06 14:49 EDT
Newest series from director Kenji Nakamura to premiere on Thursday

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the tsuritama television anime series as it airs. The company will stream the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and South America starting on Thursday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m EDT.

tsuritama is the latest project from director Kenji Nakamura (Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke, Kūchū Buranko, C). The SF (seishun/adolescent fishing) story is set on the island of Enoshima in the Shōnan area south of Tokyo, and it follows four idiosyncratic youths: the one-quarter French, uncommunicative high school student Yuki (Ryota Ohsaka), the fishing enthusiast and self-proclaimed alien Haru (Miyu Irino), the island native Natsuki (Kouki Uchiyama), and the mysterious Indian Akira (Tomokazu Sugita) with his constant duck companion Tapioca.

Yûichi Takahashi (Macross Frontier, Iron Vendetta) is adapting the original character designs by Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll). Toshiya Ono (Suite Precure, Eiga Suite Precure: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody) is in charge of the scripts. Kuricorder Quartet (Allison & Lillia) is composing the music, and the studio A-1 Pictures is animating the project.

The series will premiere on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot in Japan on April 12.

Update: Background information, image added.


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