News Funimation to Stream Red Data Girl TV Anime
posted on 2013-04-09 18:03 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream P.A. Works' television anime adaptation of Noriko Ogiwara's RDG Red Data Girl modern fantasy novel series. Funimation will stream the series on Wednesdays starting on April 10 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
The modern fantasy story revolves around Izumiko (voiced by Saori Hayami), a girl raised within the confines of Tamakura Shrine, one of the Kumano shrines that are part of a World Heritage site. However, after Izumiko spent practically her entire life at Kumano until middle school, she wants to become a normal girl. It was decided that she and her childhood friend Miyuki (voiced by Kouki Uchiyama) would enroll in Hōjō High School in Tokyo. On a school trip to Tokyo, a mysterious entity known as Himegami appears and a terrible incident occurs. Izumiko's family carries a great secret that Izumiko is about to learn.
Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, InuYasha films, The Book of Bantorra) is directing the series and Michiko Yokote (Bleach, Gintama, Princess Tutu) is handling the scripts. Minako Shiba (Black Butler, .hack franchise, Noir, Letter Bee) is adapting Mel Kishida's original character designs. Musicians myu and Masumi Itou (Bungaku Shōjo) are scoring the soundtrack.
The anime premiered in Japan on April 3.