Chu-Bra!! Coming to Crunchyroll Courtesy of Starchild

Jan 4th 2010

Adaptation of Yumi Nakata's Manga Series Coming to Crunchyroll Starting January 4th

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (January 4, 2009) — Crunchyroll and StarChild announced today the addition of CHU-BRA!! to Crunchyroll's Winter 2010 Anime Lineup. Adapted from the oft-talked about manga series created by Yumi Nakata and published in Futabasha's COMIC HIGH! and animated by ZEXCS, CHU-BRA!! features Minako Kotobuki, Minori Chihara, and Sayuri Yahagi in the lead roles of Yako, Nayu, and Haruka. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com/chubra.

CHU-BRA!! continues our long-lasting relationship with StarChild and looks to fit well into one of Crunchyroll's audience segments, the moe fan,” said Rob Pereyda, Crunchyroll's Vice President of Licensing. “We anticipate its success.”

CHU-BRA!! will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom in standard definition free of charge to all visitors of Crunchyroll's website and across the Crunchyroll network one week after airing in Japan. Crunchyroll's Anime Members and All-Access Members will receive early access to the program in 480P within one hour after its Japanese airing.

CHU-BRA!! joins hundreds of other Japanese anime and Chinese and Korean live-action drama series in one of the largest English-subtitled streaming collections of officially-licensed East Asian content in the world.

Title Synopsis:

CHU-BRA!!

Nayu is a twelve-year old girl who enters a private school at the top of her class. Her classmates are quickly shocked to discover that on the first day of school, she announces to the whole school everything there is to know about adult lingerie.

Now, it is time for the panty revolution to begin...

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