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Crunchyroll to Stream Pupa Horror Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ibuki Kido, Nobunaga Shimazaki star in "ultimate sibling love" story premiering on January 9

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Sayaka Mogi's horror manga Pupa. Crunchyroll will stream the series on Thursdays starting on January 9 at 3:30 p.m. EST for premium members in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Free users in those countries can watch new episodes one week later.

The tale of "ultimate sibling love" follows a girl named Yume Hasegawa (played by Ibuki Kido) who turns into a monster. Her big brother Utsutsu (Nobunaga Shimazaki) becomes her living food supply.

Other cast members include:

Tomomi Mochizuki (House of Five Leaves, Ocean Waves, Here Is Greenwood, Twin Spica) is serving as the director, writer, and sound director of the anime at Studio DEEN (When They Cry - Higurashi, Rozen Maiden, Hetalia). Maki Fujii (High School DxD, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, 07-Ghost, Shattered Angels, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden) is serving as character designer and chief animation director.

Mogi launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Comic Earth Star magazine in 2011, and Earth Star Entertainment published the manga's fourth collected volume in Japan on September 12. The manga series has topped 400,000 copies as of the fourth volume.

The manga's main story ended in December, although Mogi will draw an extra chapter in Comic Earth Star in January. The fifth and final volume of the manga is scheduled to ship in Japan in February.

Image © Sayaka Mogi/Earth Star Entertainment/Pupa Production Committee

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