News Crunchyroll Adds Yumeiro Pâtissière Pastry-Baking Anime
posted on 2009-10-30 15:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The Crunchyroll media-distribution website has announced on Friday that it will begin simulcasting the Yumeiro Pâtissière (Dream-Colored Pastry Chef) pastry-baking anime series on November 8. The anime adapts Natsumi Matsumoto's shōjo manga about a 14-year-old girl named Ichigo Amano (Aoi Yūki) who wants to be a pâtissière (female pastry chef), but is stymied by her own clumsiness. One day, she enrolls in St. Mary Academy, a culinary school for sweets, and meets a "spirit of sweets."
Director Iku Suzuki and Studio Pierrot premiered this anime in Japanese television on October 4. Crunchyroll's video streams will be available in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and the United Arab Emirates. Crunchyroll's subscribed Anime Members can see each new episode, in 720-line progressive resolution, within one hour of its Japanese premiere. Other users can see the same episode in standard definition for free one week later.
Matsumoto previously created the St. Dragon Girl supernatural adventure manga, and Viz Media is publishing the fifth volume of St. Dragon Girl in North America in December.
Image © Natsumi Matsumoto/Shueisha, Yumeiro Pâtissière Production Committee 2009
Erratum: Director Suzuki's given name should be Iku. Thanks, EmperorBrandon.
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