Crunchyroll to Stream Nurse Witch Komugi R Anime

posted on 2016-01-04 19:55 EST
Anime based on 2002 OVA premieres January 9

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced that it will stream the Nurse Witch Komugi R anime as it airs in Japan. The stream will premiere in the United States, Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa at 3:25 p.m. EST on January 9.

The official website describes the story:

Komugi Yoshida is a somewhat clumsy second-year middle-school student whose strong point is her spiritedness. She performs as an idol like Kokona Saionji (her classmate and close friend) and Tsukasa Kisaragi (an idol who dresses in male clothing). However, unlike Kokona whose popularity is skyrocketing and Tsukasa with her charisma in male attire, Komugi's only gigs are low-end ones like those at the local shopping district. Still, Komugi has her "dream" as she lives her dual lives as a idol and a middle school girl.

One day, a mysterious injured creature named Usa-P appears before Komugi. Komugi gives Usa-P medical treatment, and Usa-P, in consideration of Komugi's kindness, asks if she wants to be a Legendary Girl who can use magical powers.

Having become a reluctant Legendary Girl, Komugi battles strange masked figures who suddenly appear! As a newly deemed Magical Nurse, she fights still more waves of masked figures. Meanwhile, a Magical Maid, a Magical Sister, and more also appear to make it a three-way battle!? Can Komugi handle the three roles of middle school girl, idol, and Magical Nurse? And, what lies ahead in these battles and her "dream" …!?

Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing the anime at Tatsunoko Production. Momoko Murakami is supervising the series scripts, and co-writing them with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. Akio Watanabe is credited for the original Nurse Witch Komugi character designs, and Takao Sano is designing the new anime's characters. Mina Ozawa and Keisuke Goto are the chief animation directors. Yuichi Imaizumi is directing the sound, and Kousuke Yamashita is composing the music.

Magical R, the vocal unit composed of the anime's lead voice actresses Kei Tomoe, Erii Yamazaki, and Makoto Koichi, will perform the opening theme song "Ready Go!!." The song's single CD is slated for a January 27 release, and will contain the title song, the "Starlight Start" song, and the instrumental versions of both songs. Chel Watanabe wrote, composed, and arranged "Ready Go!!." Genki Mizuno wrote the lyrics to "Starlight Start," with composition and arrangement by Shuhei Matsuki.

The cast features:

Idol Kei Tomoe as Komugi Yoshida

Erii Yamazaki as Kokona Saionji

Makoto Koichi as Tsukasa Kisaragi

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Usa-P, Komugi's partner, who's often nagging

Daisuke Namikawa as Tanu-P, Kokona's partner, who speaks politely but is actually a low-life

Ryota Takeuchi as Neko-P, Tsukasa's partner, who speaks in Kansai dialect

Yasuaki Takumi as Hiroto Tachibana, a popular actor from Kiri Pro. His father is a regular at Yoshida Clinic, and so he is childhood friends with Komugi and treats her like a little sister. He is handsome, but gentle, and he has a different feel from everyone else.

Shizuka Itou as Ai Mitaka, the president of Love Pro. In her younger years, she had worked as an idol and strove to be at the top, but suddenly announced her retirement at 20 years old. She started Love Pro and has not taken the stage since. She has a cool personality, but constantly watches over Komugi and Kokona.

Kenta Miyake as Toransuke Matsukawa, Love Pro's on-site manager. He is boisterous and enthusiastic, and can be slightly annoying, but is a truly caring person. He used to be Ai's manager during her idol days, but went independent along with her when she started Love Pro.

Halko Momoi as Koharu Yoshida, Komugi's mother, and a nurse. She is an easygoing person, and she puts her passion into handmade bento.

Kenji Nojima as Tomoya Yoshida, Komugi's father, and the doctor at Yoshida Clinic. He is calm, skilled, and is popular with patients. He is a kindhearted person who still loves Koharu dearly.

Minami Kabayama as Kotarō Yoshida, Komugi's little brother, a fifth grader. He is bit rude and obstinate to Komugi, and a fan of Kokona.

Rena Maeda as Misuzu-sensei, Komugi's homeroom teacher, and also an English teacher. She loves pro wrestling, and is quick to show off her moves.

Ryusei Nakao as Film Camera Kaijin, a Kaijin that appears in the first episode.

Other additional cast members include:

  • Akane Kohinata as Tamako
  • Eriko Matsui as Rei
  • Meemu Tachibana as Miki
  • Madoka Asahina as Maki

The official Twitter account also mentioned that the members of the idol group Otome Shinto will make their voice-acting debuts in the show.

Halko Momoi, who voiced Komugi in the previous anime, will play Komugi's mom in the new series. Reflecting the change in character, the new anime's Komugi has a different family name from the previous anime's Komugi (Yoshida is the family name of the founders of Tatsunoko).

The series is listed with 12 half-hour episodes.

The original Nurse Witch Komugi original video anime series began in 2002 as a spinoff of the Soul Taker anime. The Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R television anime will be the first entry in the series since 2004's Nurse Witch Komugi-Chan Magikarte Z OVA.

The new "slapstick" story will depict Komugi-chan and her rivals as they juggle their daily lives as students, idols, and magical girls "with laughter and tears(?)." Tatsunoko will animate their concert sequences with 3D CG.

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