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Site: Crunchyroll to Stream Ishida and Asakura Comedy Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
2-minute shorts of high school antics to premiere in Japan on January 6

The Comic Natalie website reports that the media service Crunchyroll will stream the Ishida and Asakura (Ishida to Asakura) gag comedy anime overseas as it airs in Japan. The two-minute surreal comedy shorts will premiere on the Tokyo MX TV station on Sunday, January 6 at 10:27 p.m.

Masao's original manga centers on the friendship of high school boys Asakura (Weiß Survive's Nobuhisa Nakamoto) who "wants to become a teacher at a girls' school in the future" and Ishida (Kamisama Kiss's Shūta Morishima) who "wants to become a florist with Asakura in the future." Tooru Sakurai and Saima Nakano will play classmates Yamada and Satō, respectively, while Sumi Shimamoto (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro) will play Kinoshita-sensei.

The manga debuted in both the main Young King magazine and Monthly Young King last year, and it ended after 15 installments in the September 2012 issue on July 19. Shonengahosha published the second compiled book volume with a previously unpublished ending this month.

Pippuya (Kachō no Koi) is directing and storyboarding the anime at the studios Dax Production and Hotline (Shiba Inuko-san). Kenichi Yamashita (Ginga e Kickoff!!, Ginga Densetsu Weed) is in charge of the scripts, and PEN is designing the characters.

Thanks to Liam for the tip.

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