Crunchyroll to Stream Sakura Trick Yuri Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Tachi's four-panel yuri Sakura Trick manga. The company will stream the series on Fridays starting on January 10 at 12:00 p.m. EST for premium members in the United States and Canada. Free members in those countries will be able to watch the episodes one week later.
The story revolves around Haruka (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu) and Yū (Yuka Iguchi), two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years. To share "something special" between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward.
Other cast members include Yuuka Aisaka as Kotone Noda, Hiromi Igarashi as Shizuku Minami, Mai Fuchigami as Kaede Ikeno, and Megumi Toda as Yuzu Iizuka. Additionally, Saki Fujita will play Mitsuki Sonoda, Momo Asakura will play Sumi Otokawa, and Yurika Endō will play Rina Sakai.
Ken'ichi Ishikura (D.C.III ~Da Capo III~, Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu, Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chū) is directing the series and is handling the series composition at Studio DEEN. Kyuta Sakai (Humanity Has Declined, Steins;Gate, When They Cry - Higurashi) is designing the characters. Ryosuke Nakanishi (D.C.III ~Da Capo III~, Kuroko's Basketball, High School DxD) will compose the series' music, and Satoki Iida (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Danganronpa The Animation, Amagami SS+) will serve as sound director with the sound studio Dax Production.
Tomatsu and Iguchi are performing the ending theme song "Kiss (and) Love."
Tachi launched the manga in Hobunsha's Manga Time Kirara Miracle! in 2011, and Houbunsha published the second volume in February.
The series will premiere in Japan on TBS on January 9.