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Crunchyroll Streams The Pet Girl of Sakurasou TV Anime

posted on 2012-10-10 12:49 EDT
Adaptation of Hajime Kamoshida's romantic comedy light novel series premieres on Wednesday

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream The Pet Girl of Sakurasou television anime series. The website will stream the series on Wednesdays starting on October 10 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for premium members. The series will be available for members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

The series adapts Hajime Kamoshida's Sakurasō no Pet na Kanojo light novel series. The school romantic comedy revolves around a high school sophomore named Sorata Kanda (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) who lives in Sakura-sou, the dormitory for problem children at Sorata's school. One day, Mashiro Shiina (Ai Kayano) — a cute girl who happens to be also a cosmopolitan, brilliant artist — moves into Sakurasou.

Sorata thinks to himself that he should protect Mashiro from the weirdos at Sakurasou, but Mashiro has a surprising secret: she has no idea how to take care of herself. She gets lost if she goes out, and her room is a complete mess. Sorata's dorm mates designate him as the "master" of Mashiro, and thus, an ordinary boy and a brilliant girl must live like "a master and his pet."

Atsuko Ishizuka is directing the anime at J.C. Staff, and Mari Okada is in charge of the series scripts. Pet na Kanojo-tachi, the group formed by the series' lead voice actresses Ai Kayano, Mariko Nakatsu, and Natsumi Takamori, is singing the opening theme song "Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita."

Update: Background information added.

Image © Hajime Kamoshida/ASCII MEDIA WORKS/Sakurasou Project


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