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Funimation to Stream Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- Spinoff Anime

posted on 2013-01-10 12:39 EST
Adaptation of Akane's 4-panel manga to premiere on January 14

The North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will simulcast the Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- net anime series. (Note: link can only be accessed by Elite subscribers.) The site will add new episodes on Mondays through Fridays at 12:00 p.m. EST, starting on January 14.

The series of two-minute shorts adapts Akane's four-panel manga series that depicts the overly hyper daily life of The IDOLM@STER's 765Pro idols — and mysterious creatures named "Puchidoru" who somewhat resemble the idols. Mankyū (Tono to Issho, Kakko-Kawaii Sengen!, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku) is directing the anime at the studio Gathering, and Sao Tamado (30-sai no Hoken Taiiku) designed the characters.

The net anime premiered on the Animate.tv and Niconico services on January 1, and new episodes run every weekday.

Funimation noted in its announcement that it will have more simulcasts to announce on Friday and next week.

Update: Background information added.


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