Crunchyroll to Simulcast Magimoji Rurumo Anime SeriesJul 22nd 2014
San Francisco, Calif. (July 21, 2014) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Magimoji Rurumo as part of its summer simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every at 10:00pm Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/magimoji.
Based off a manga by Wataru Watanabe, the author of popular cycling manga Yowapeda, Magimoji Rurumo follows the story of a boy named Kota Shibaki, who suddenly gets a bunch of magical tickets one day. Rurumo, a witch that was demoted to an apprentice witch, uses these tickets as training in the human world, and Kota can use these tickets to grant wishes, which are part of Rurumo's training. However, the catch is that each ticket that is used shortens Kota's lifespan, so will he help out Rurumo, even at the expense of his own life?
Newcomer Makoto Takahashi stars as Kota, and voice actress Suzuko Mimori, known for her roles such as Umi Sonoda in Love Live! School Idol Project and Himiko in BTOOOM!, plays the witch Rurumo, as well as sings the opening theme song, “Seiipai, Tsutaetai!”
Magimoji Rurumo will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark Netherlands, and Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean).
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS4™, Xbox LIVE®, Apple TV®, Panasonic TVs with Viera Connect, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, OUYA, Samsung TV, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live, additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.
Crunchyroll premium members have access to a large selection of anime and drama, same-day access for simulcast titles, no advertisements and can stream in up to 1080p quality on select titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
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