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Crunchyroll to Stream 7th Season of Teekyu Anime, 2nd Wakako-zake Drama

posted on 2016-01-09 23:00 EST
Site also streams Dagashi Kashi in Middle East, N. Africa

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will stream the seventh season of the Teekyū anime, and the second season of the live-action Wakako-zake television series.

Crunchyroll also announced that it will stream the Dagashi Kashi anime on Sundays starting on January 10 at 9:00 a.m. EST for Crunchyroll members in the Middle East excluding Turkey, and in North Africa. Funimation and Anime Lab are also streaming the series.

Teekyū 7 will premiere on Crunchyroll on January 11 at 1:35 p.m. EST, and the site will stream new episodes on Mondays. The anime will be available for Crunchyroll members in the following countries/areas: the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The series also premieres in Japan on January 11.

Piyo and Roots' original Teekyū manga and the anime both follow the everyday lives of four girls in a high school tennis club — although they hardly play any tennis. Shin Itagaki is once again directing, writing, shooting, and designing the anime at Millepensee. The anime's main cast is also returning.

Piyo and Roots launched the original Teekyū manga in Comic Earth Star in early 2012, and the first anime season was announced just months later on the manga's first book volume.

Wakako-zake will be available worldwide except in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea. Crunchyroll has not yet revealed the debut date and time. The drama premiered in Japan on January 8.

The second season of Wakako-zake again stars Rina Takeda as Wakako. Yoshihiro Nozoe and Kenta Kamakari are also returning to the series. Nozoe plays the manager of Wakako's favorite store, and Kamakari plays an employee at the same store. Shinji Kuma, Hiroaki Yuasa, and Yūki Saitō are directing the series and Kumiko Asō, Momoka Meriyama, and Takumi Sugi are writing the scripts.

The 12-episode first season aired in January-March 2015.

Chie Shinkyū's original cuisine manga follows 26-year old Wakako, who drinks different kinds of sake at bars alone every night, searching for her place to belong. Shinkyū started the manga in Monthly Comic Zenon in 2011, and Tokuma Shoten published the fifth volume on July 18. The sixth volume will ship on January 20.

The manga also inspired a 12-episode series of three-minute anime shorts starring Miyuki Sawashiro that premiered in July. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.


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