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Crunchyroll to Stream Moyashimon Returns TV Anime Sequel

posted on 2012-07-18 12:03 EDT
Streaming of anime about student who sees germs as super-deformed characters begins Thursday

The online media service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the television anime sequel Moyashimon Returns on Thursday at 1:35 p.m. EDT. The streams will be available in North America, South America, Central America, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The anime already premiered in Japan on July 5.

Masayuki Ishikawa's original Moyashimon manga follows a college student who discovers that he can see and communicate with the germs all around him — germs that appear as super-deformed characters. Yuichiro Yano is returning to direct the Moyashimon Returns anime, and Natsuko Takahashi is again overseeing the scripts.

The manga has been running in Kodansha's Evening magazine since 2004. Del Rey licensed the manga and released two volumes before Kodansha Comics USA took over Del Rey's titles in 2010. The first television anime series aired in Noitamina in 2007, followed by a live-action adaptation with lead actor Yūichi Nakamura in the same block in 2010.

Update: More background information added.

Image © Masayuki Ishikawa, Kodansha/Moyashimon Production Committee

Update 2: Crunchyroll updated the start time to 1:35 p.m. EDT. Thanks, TheAncientOne.


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