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The Anime Network to Stream Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!, Busou Shinki Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company also confirms stream of Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb

The Anime Network confirmed on Tuesday that it will stream the Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!, Busou Shinki, and Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb television anime series. The first episode of all three series will be available for free, and episodes 2-12 will be available to premium subscribers. The company did not reveal when the three series will premiere on the website.

Sentai Filmworks announced this weekend that it has acquired all three series, and the company will release these series on home video in 2013.

Kyoto Animation's (KyoAni's) Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! teen romantic comedy adapts of Torako's romance comedy light novel series of the same name. Tatsuya Ishihara (Air, Clannad) is directing the series, and Jukki Hanada (Rozen Maiden, Campione!) is editing the scripts. Kazumi Ikeda (Clannad, Kanon) is designing the characters and overseeing the animation.

Adapted from Konami's line of armed female action figures, the Busou Shinki slice-of-life battle story is set in a future that has neither World War III nor an alien invasion — just an ordinary future set after our current age. In this world, robots are part of everyday life, and they contribute in various aspects of society. "Shinki" are 15-centimeter-tall (about 6-inch-tall) cute partners made to assist humans. Equipped with intelligence and emotions, they devote themselves to serving their "Masters."

Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Macross Frontier) is directing the anime at studio 8-Bit. Takahiro Kishida (Madoka Magica) and Ryōma Ebata (Blue Exorcist) are handling character designs, and Ebata is also serving as chief animation director.

Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb is the fourth Hidamari Sketch television series. Akiyuki Shinbo is again returning to direct the series and Yuki Yase is acting as series director. Miku Ooshima and Nahoko Hasegawa are both also returning to handle the screenplay.

Update: Background information added.

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