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Crunchyroll to Stream Miss Monochrome Idol Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime shorts about Yui Horie-inspired android girl debuts today

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the idol television anime series Miss Monochrome The Animation. Crunchyroll will stream the series on Tuesdays starting on October 1 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for viewers worldwide outside of Japan and Taiwan.

The story follows Miss Monochrome, an android girl that decides she "wants more than ever before!" In order to achieve that desire, she puts her plan into motion to become the hottest idol. Usually the type to run around in circles, Miss Monochrome scrambles to make it in the idol industry.

Miss Monochrome, a character created and played by voice actress Yui Horie, appeared as a 3D character at the "Horie Yui o Meguru Bōken III ~Secret Mission Tour~" concert in March of last year. True to her name, she despises color. After her concert appearance, Miss Monochrome spawned a line of character goods, and she already appeared in the popular social game GIRLFRIEND (Kari) or GIRLFRIEND Beta.

Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina, The Familiar of Zero) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS/SANZIGEN Animation Studio. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is handling the scripts, and Yūki Morimoto is designing the characters. Keiji Fujiwara (Eureka Seven's Holland, Attack on Titan's Hannes) will play Miss Monochrome's manager Maneo, Kikuko Inoue (Aa Megami-sama's Belldandy) will play the super idol KIKUKO, and Akemi Kanda (Negima!'s Asuna) will play Mana, the girl who lives with Miss Monochrome.

Other staff members include:

Character Design Cooperation: Naoto Nakamura
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Music: Shigenobu Ookawa

The series of anime shorts also premiered in Japan on October 1.

Image © Miss Monochrome Committee

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