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Funimation Licenses Tokyo ESP Anime

posted on 2014-07-11 12:08 EDT
Cruncyroll to also simulcast series outside of N. America

Funimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it has acquired the streaming and home video rights for the anime of Hajime Segawa's Tokyo ESP manga. The episodes will stream on Fridays at 2:05 p.m. EDT starting on July 11.

In addition, Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the series on Fridays at 2:15 p.m. EDT in Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian, Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.

Funimation describes the story:

Rinka is a high school student in Tokyo trying to make ends meet while supporting herself and her father. Her ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she witnesses a penguin and a school of fish flying through the air. After catching up to one of the fish, she passes out and wakes up to find herself suddenly granted supernatural powers. With her newfound ability to walk through solid objects, Rinka is about to learn just how transparent the world can be.

The cast includes:

    Ibuki Kido as Rinka Urushiba
    Keisuke Koumoto as Kyōtarō Azuma
    Sachika Misawa as Minami Azuma
    Azusa Tadokoro as Murasaki Edoyama
    Megumi Ogata as Ayumu Ohzora
    Mai Aizawa as Kobushi Kuroi ("Black Fist")
    Tetsu Inada as Rindō Urushiba
    Kaoru Mizuhara as Peggi
    Yoshihisa Kawahara as Professor
    Hiromi Konno as Kozuki Kuroi
    Yoshito Yasuhara as Nabeshima
    Kazuhiko Inoue as Elder Yōdani
    Jouji Nakata as Committee Head Edoyama
    Tessho Genda as Hotokeda
    Masashi Ebara as Shin Kakuno
    Mugihito as Sukesaburō
    Fuyuka Oura as Reia Ōzora

The staff list is as follows:

    Planning: Takeshi Yasuda
    Director: Shigehito Takayanagi (Galaxy Angel A, The World God Only Knows)
    General Producer: Gō Kikuchi
    Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata (Dragon Crisis!)
    Scripts: Hideyuki Kurata, Katsuhiko Takayama (And Yet the Town Moves), Yasuko Kamo
    Character Design: Shintetsu Takiyama (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W)
    Chief Animation Director: Shintetsu Takiyama
    Sub-character Design: Mitsuru Ishihara (MegaMan NT Warrior)
    Prop Design: Takuya Matsumura (To Love-Ru)
    Art Director: Ryouka Kinoshita
    Art Setting: Saaya Kinjō
    Color design: Yumi Aburaya (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
    Director of Photography: Tomoyuki Nakata
    CGI Director: Tomoki Tsukamoto
    Editing: Jin Nogawa
    Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Appleseed XIII, Cat Planet Cuties)
    Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
    Acoustics: Yoshimi Sugiyama
    Sound Studio: Studio 2010
    Sound Production: Rakuonsha
    Music: Evan Call (Elements Garden)
    Music Production: Lantis
    Music Producer: Shigeru Saitō (Lantis), Terushige Yoshii (Lantis)
    Executive producer: Takeshi Yasuda
    Producer: Atsushi Itou
    Animation producer: Takahiro Koyama
    Animation Production: Xebec (Elemental Gelade, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W)
    Production: Tokyo ESP Production Committee

Segawa launched the "afterschool psychic action" series in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in 2010, shortly after ending The Enchained Spiritual Beast Ga-Rei supernatural action series. Kadokawa published the tenth compiled book volume of Tokyo ESP in June.


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