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Funimation to Stream D-Frag! School Club Anime

posted on 2014-01-03 21:20 EST
Tomoya Haruno's comedy of idiosyncratic game-making club to premiere on January 6

North American anime distributor Funimation is announcing at its Otakon Vegas panel on Friday that it will stream the D-Frag! television anime series as it airs in Japan.

The story centers around a notorious delinquent named Kenji Kazama. One day, he unexpectedly stumbles across a "game-making club" (working title) with club president Roka Shibasaki (game attribute: flame/darkness), club member and student council president Chitose Karasuyama (attribute: ground), club member and first-year student Sakura Mizukami (attribute: water), and club adviser/second-year teacher Minami Ohsawa (attribute: lightning). Kazama is half-forced to join the club, and the onetime gang member finds himself in an even stranger gathering of girls.

Katsuyuki Konishi (Hetalia, Gurren Lagann) stars as the delinquent and second-year high school student Kenji Kazama

Kana Hanazawa (Coppelion, Guilty Crown) plays Roka Shibasaki, the president of the "game-making club" (working title) that Kazama stumbles across

Shizuka Itou plays Takao-buchō, president of the real game-making club

Chiwa Saito plays Chitose Karasuyama, a member of the "game-making club" and the current student council president

Mikako Takahashi plays Sakura Mizukami, a member of the "game-making club" and first-year student

Ami Koshimizu plays Minami Ohsawa, the "game-making club's" advisor who is often in jerseys

Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass, Phi Brain) plays Ataru Kawahara, Kazama's childhood friend and bad influence, as well as student council vice-president

Hiroki Gotō plays Yokoshima, a member of Kazama's gang

Kenichirou Matsuda plays Hiroshi Nagayama, a member of Kazama's gang

Seiki Sugawara (Kids on the Slope, Akikan! episode director) is directing this adaptation of Tomoya Haruno's manga at the studio Brains Base (Natsume's Book of Friends, Penguindrum). Makoto Uezu (Danganronpa, Kamisama Dolls) is in charge of series composition, while Nijine (Baka and Test, Akikan!) is composing the music.

The series will premiere on January 6 on TV Tokyo. Haruno launched the manga in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in 2008, and the eighth compiled volume is slated to ship in Japan on December 21. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in North America.

Funimation will announce another anime that it will stream as it airs in Japan this winter.

Images © Tomoya Haruno/Kadokawa's Media Factory/D-Frag! Production Committee


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