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The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the Boku no Imōto wa "Ōsaka Okan" television anime series. Crunchyroll will stream the first episode tonight for premium members at 11:00 p.m. EST. The series will be available for members in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, South America, and Latin America.
The anime adapts Chukei Shuppan's popular Osaka Okan Rule (Osaka Momma Rules) and Osaka Rule books that offer a tongue-in-cheek guide to dealing with people from Osaka, particularly the stereotypical Osaka mothers. In the story of the anime, Kyōsuke (played by Ryoko Shiraishi) has spent about a decade living apart from his little sister Namika (Kana Asumi). Now, Kyōsuke is looking forward to reuniting with his sister as they live together again, but Namika is nothing like he remembers. Yuka Iguchi plays Namika's classmate Kaede.
Sōta Sugahara and Kōtarō Ishidate, the director/designer and writer of the first gdgd Fairies CG anime season, are collaborating on the 12-episode series of television anime shorts premiered on BAS Asahi on December 21. The artist pikomaro is adapting Sugahara's designs for animation at the Flash anime studio Charaction. Junichi Inoue (gdgd Fairies) is handling the music.
The show's official website is also streaming an extended 35-second promotional video for the show, which features voice actress Kana Asumi noting that it was the first time she was challenged to play a character who speaks in an Osaka dialect for the show.