Crunchyroll to Stream Ai Mai Mi TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Absurd school comedy based on Choboraunyopomi's 4-panel manga premieres January 3

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Ai Mai Mi television anime series. Crunchyroll will premiere the series on January 3 at 10:30 a.m. EST for premium members. The series will be available for members worldwide outside of Japan.

The series, which adapts Choboraunyopomi's four-panel manga, follows girls in a manga club — Ai, Mai, Mī, and Ponoka-sempai — who might be fighting evil invaders threatening Earth, facing off against rivals in tournaments, and dealing with other absurd situations when they are not drawing manga.

Yuka Ōtsubo (Yuruyuri's Kyōko Toshinō) voices Ai, Aya Uchida (Yuruyuri's Kaede, Freezing's Tichie Fenille) voices Mai, and Maaya Uchida (Yuruyuri's Mari, Sankarea's Rea, Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!'s Rikka) voices Mī. Other cast members include Ai Kayano (anohana's Menma, Lagrange's Muginami) as Ponoka-sempai and Seitarō Mukai of the comedy duo Tenshin as the narrator. Ōtsubo, Aya Uchida and Maaya Uchida also sing the show's theme song, "Girigiri Saikyō Ai Mai Mi!" as their characters.

Itsuki Imazaki (Beyblade the Movie: Fierce Battle, episode director for Divergence Eve, Haibane Renmei) is directing the anime, writing the scripts, and designing the characters. Game composer Fūga Hatori (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen) is scoring the music. The studio Seven is producing the anime.

The series will premiere in Japan on January 3.

Update: Background information added.

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