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Crunchyroll to Stream Gourmet Girl Graffiti TV Anime

posted on 2015-01-08 19:31 EST
Shaft-animated series about cooking and eating to premiered on Thursday in Japan

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Gourmet Girl Graffiti (Kōfuku Graffiti) anime. The first episode premiered on Thursday and Crunchyroll will announce streaming dates and times in the future. The stream will be available in the U.S. and Canada.

The story follows Ryō, a middle school girl who lives by herself. She has a knack for cooking, and she makes friendships with everyone through her food. The cooking manga is "full of detailed cuisine art to whet the appetite and slightly erotic meal scenes." The "kōfuku" in the title is a wordplay on two Japanese homonyms — one that means "happiness," and another that means "appetite."

The main cast includes:

Rina Satou (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, A Certain Scientific Railgun S) as Ryō Machiko


Asuka Ōgame (Vividred Operation, Kokoro Connect) as Kirin Morino


Mikako Komatsu (Nisekoi, K) as Shiina

The series will also star Yuka Iguchi as Yuki Uchiki, Yu Kobayashi as Tsuyuko, and Ai Nonaka as Akira Michiko.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Monogatari series director Akiyuki Shinbo is helming Gourmet Girl Graffiti as chief director at Shaft, and Naoyuki Tatsuwa (Nisekoi, Katteni Kaizō) is directing. Mari Okada (Selector Infected Wixoss, AKB0048) is in charge of series composition, Kazuya Shiotsuki (Nisekoi chief animation director, Madoka Magica animation director) is designing the characters. Toshiki Kameyama serves as sound director and Flying Dog is in charge of music.

Maaya Sakamoto performs the openingtheme song "Shiawase Nitsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Hōhō" (The five techniques I know for happiness), and Rina Satou and Asuka Ōgame perform the ending theme "Egao ni Naru" (Put on a smile) as their characters Ryō and Kirin.


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