Anime News Network's 1st Simulcast “Oreimo” from Aniplex of America

Oct 4th 2010

Latest TV series based on popular light novel
about cute otaku girl sure to be a hit with fans


Santa Monica, CA (October 4, 2010) -- Anime News Network and Aniplex of America jointly announced today that AnimeNewsNetwork.com will be the exclusive online North American simulcast partner for Aniplex Inc's new fall television series, Oreimo (Japanese title: Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai). The show is set to premiere on Tokyo MX TV on October 3rd.

Anime News Network is extremely excited to announce Oreimo as our first simulcast,” says ANN CEO Christopher Macdonald, “AnimeNewsNetwork.com's video player platform is an ideal place to reach the hardcore anime consumers, and Oreimo is a great fit for our audience. We've been wanting to simulcast a new anime series, and having a partner of Aniplex's caliber is very important to us.”

Aniplex is proud to be Anime News Network's first simulcast partner,” said Hideki Goto president of animation business of Aniplex of America. “We enjoy a close working relationship with the online destination for anime fans in North America. I hope this opportunity goes beyond webcasting episodes, and that our partnership creates a fun and exciting environment for fans to enjoy anime and share their passion."

Oreimo is an adaptation of Tsukasa Fushimi's Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai comedy light novel series, which has sold over a million copies across its first 6 volumes.

The story follows the daily life of an ordinary high school boy named Kyōsuke Kōsaka. Kyōsuke's younger sister Kirino is a pretty fashion model — but also a secret otaku of adult games. Kyōsuke is the only person to whom Kirino reveals her hidden obsession and other issues.

Oreimo is directed by Hiroyuki Kanbe (SaiKano, Basilisk, Full Metal Panic!) with scripts written by Hideyuki Kurata (Kamichu!, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW, Read or Die). The series also features an all star cast with the voices of Ayana Taketatsu (K-ON!, Yumeiro Pâtissière, Kiss×sis) as Kirino Kōsaka and Yūichi Nakamura (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Clannad, Durarara!! ) as Kyōsuke Kōsaka, as well as Fumihiko Tachiki (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Bleach, Evangelion 1.0), Hitomi Nabatame (Hayate the Combat Butler, SKIP BEAT, Gantz), and Satomi Satou (K-ON!, Hell Girl: Three Vessels and Fairy Tail).

Additional details regarding the Oreimo simulcast will be announced shortly.

Oreimo Official Japanese Website: http://www.oreimo-anime.com/

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc.. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex Inc. has introduced a variety of properties including such hits as “Gurren-Lagann,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler),” “Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X),” “R.O.D -THE TV-,” and “Blood+,” all of which are licensed and distributed worldwide. In addition to licensing business, the company launched its direct video release business, starting with Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood's End- and –The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- in summer 2010. The company plans to release selected titles in North America including R.O.D –THE COMPLETE- Blu-ray Box and Durarara!! DVDs.

Official Websites:
www.AniplexUSA.com


About Anime News Network
Anime News Network is the number 1 website worldwide for news and information about Japanese anime and manga. Anime News Network was launched in 1998 and now serves millions of readers from around the world every month. The company is also active in market research and has been streaming anime online since 2008.Anime News Network's mission is to bring the anime industry and its consumers together with the latest and best information, editorial and anime content. For more, visit http://www.AnimeNewsNetwork.com.

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