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Sentai Filmworks Adds Natsuyuki Rendezvous TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Crunchyroll to stream Noitamina series based on Haruka Kawachi's josei manga

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Saturday that it has licensed the Natsuyuki Rendezvous television anime series. The company will release the series digitally with a home video release to follow next year. Crunchyroll revealed on Friday that it will stream the series as it airs in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Central and South America starting on July 5 at 3:45 p.m. EDT.

Kou Matsuo (Kurenai, Red Garden) is directing the series, and Junichirō Taniguchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. Dogakobo is animating the series.

Kawachi's Natsuyuki Rendezvous manga ran in Shodensha's josei manga magazine Feel Young from its July 2009 issue to its January 2012 issue. The romantic drama collected in four volumes tells the story of a love triangle between Hazuki, a young man who works part time at a flower store, Rokka, the widow who owns the store, and the ghost of Shimao, Rokka's deceased husband. Hazuki will be voiced by Yūichi Nakamura, Rokka will be played by Sayaka Ohara, and Shimao will be played by Jun Fukuyama.

Aimer (No. 6) will perform the show's ending theme song "Anata ni Deawanakereba ~Natsuyuki Fuyuhana~." Yūya Matsushita (Black Butler II, Durarara!!) will perform the opening theme song.

The series will premiere on Fuji TV's late-night programming block Noitamina on July 5.

Update: Background information added.

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