News Crunchyroll to Stream 'My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU' TV Anime
posted on 2013-04-09 14:53 EDT
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Wataru Watari's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected) light novel series under the name My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. Crunchyroll will stream the series on Thursdays starting on April 11 at 12:30 p.m. for both premium and free members in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
Watari's romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.
The anime has the same cast as the light novel's earlier drama CD adaptation, with Takuya Eguchi (Inu x Boku SS) as Hachiman Hikigaya, Saori Hayami (Bakuman) as Yukino Yukinoshita, Nao Tōyama (The World God Only Knows) as Yui Yuigahama, Mikako Komatsu (K) as Saika Totsuka, and Aoi Yūki (Gosick) as Komachi Hikigaya. In addition, Nobuyuki Hiyama (Eden of the East) will play Yoshiteru Zaimokuza, while Ryoka Yuzuki will play Shizuka Hiratsuka.
Ai Yoshimura (episode director on Gintama, Oreimo) will be directing the series at Brains Base, while Shôtarô Suga (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne) will be supervising the scripts, and Yuu Shindou (animation director on Penguindrum, Sengoku Collection) will be handling character designs.
The anime premiered on April 4 in Japan.
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