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Crunchyroll to Stream Nisekoi Romantic Comedy Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Aniplex USA streams English trailer for series premiering on Saturday

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the Nisekoi television anime series. The company will stream the series on Saturdays starting on January 11 at 12:00 p.m. EST for premium members in North America, South America, and South Africa. Free users in those countries will be able to watch the episodes one week later.

Aniplex of America had announced last month that it plans to release the series on home video. The company also began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the series on Monday.

The anime adapts Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi romantic comedy manga. The anime revolves around Raku Ichijō (Kōki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

The series will also star Kana Hanazawa (Kobato., Steins;Gate) as Kosaki Onodera, Mikako Komatsu (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, K) as Seishirō Tsugumi, Yumi Uchiyama (Binbogami ga!, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!) as Ruri Miyamoto, Yūki Kaji (Guilty Crown, Attack on Titan) as Shū Maiko, Takehito Koyasu (Alice in the Country of Hearts: Wonderful Wonder World, Bakuman.) as Claude, and Kana Asumi (Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream) as Marika Tachibana. Akiyuki Shinbo (Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari) will direct the anime at animation studio SHAFT. Musical duo ClariS will perform the opening theme song "CLICK."

Nisekoi will also premiere in Japan on January 11.

Viz Media is releasing the original manga digitally and in print.

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