Shueisha's Yokuwakaru Gendai Mahou is Top New Simulcast CrunchyrollJul 16th 2009
Magic and Mayhem Arrive to Lead Weekend at the Number One Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment
San Francisco, CA (July 16, 2009) — Crunchyroll, the number one online
destination for anime and Asian entertainment, announced today that
YOKUWAKARU GENDAI MAHOU, the Shueisha-produced anime adaptation of its own
hit light novel series of the same name, debuted as the top new simulcast
(Saturdays starting on 7/11 at 10:00 am PDT) for the summer season. More
information can be found at
“This is an amazing title,” states Rob Pereyda Crunchyroll Vice President of Licensing. “For over eight decades, Shueisha has been at the forefront of global publishing and original IP development, and now as a producer it continues its storied tradition of success. The extraordinary response to YOKUWAKARU GENDAI MAHOU is no surprise”
Shueisha General Manager of Rights & Merchandising Division Naoki Watanabe states, “We are ecstatic about the initial response to YOKUWAKARU GENDAI MAHOU. We are particularly proud of this title as both a publisher and producer and are thrilled that it has found an audience through Crunchyroll.”
YOKUWAKARU GENDAI MAHOU is available in the world outside of Asia. As part of a free preview to promote new subscriptions, the first episode of the title was made available to subscribers and non-subscribers one hour after Japanese broadcast. Subsequent episodes will be exclusively available to Anime Members one hour after Japanese broadcast, and to the general public one week after its Japanese broadcast.
YOKUWAKARU GENDAI MAHOU
The story revolves around Koyomi Morishita, a clumsy high school freshman girl who is often mistaken for a grade-schooler because of her shortness. Koyomi becomes a disciple of Misa Anehara, a 25-year-old graduate student who happens to be one of the most powerful modern-day magicians.
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