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Crunchyroll to Stream Medaka Box TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime of NisiOisin & Akira Akatsuki's manga premiered on April 4

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the Medaka Box television anime series as it airs. The website will stream the series in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand starting on Thursday, April 12 at 1:30 a.m. EDT.

The series adapts the Medaka Box school action comedy manga by NisiOisin (Bakemonogatari) and Akira Akatsuki. The story follows Medaka (voiced by Aki Toyosaki), the strongest girl in Hakoniwa Academy and head of the school's student council. The student body can submit pleas for help, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, into the suggestion box that Medaka installed. Together with council members Zenkichi (Yūki Ono), Akune, Kikaijima (Ai Kayano), she takes on the challenges in the school that include supernatural powers and near-constant battles.

Gainax is producing the adaptation while Shouji Saeki (Mahoromatic: Summer Special, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, He Is My Master) is directing and editing the series scripts and Ikuo Kuwana (Street Fighter Alpha: Generations) is designing the characters. NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki launched the original manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2009, and Shueisha released the 14th compiled book volume on March 2.

The anime premiered in Japan on April 4.

Update: Background information added.

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