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Crunchyroll Adds Love Stage!! Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Boys-love series about an otaku and an actor premieres Wednesday, July 9

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the anime of Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's Love Stage!! boys-love manga. The series will premiere for premium members on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. EDT, and free members will be able to watch episodes one week later.

The stream will be available in North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, and Latin America (Central and South America including the Caribbean). Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian, Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara.

Crunchyroll describes the series:

His father and older brother are famous singers, his mother is a renown artist, Izumi Sena was born into a family of super entertainers! However, unlike the rest of his family, Izumi is an otaku who aspires to become a manga illustrator.

One day, he is roped into starring in a television commercial dressed as a woman. The actor Izumi is featured with, Ryoma, falls in love at first sight upon meeting him. It turns out that they had actually met 10 years prior and Ryoma's attraction hasn't changed even after finding out Izumi is a boy.

The cast will star:

Tsubasa Yonaga as Izumi Sena

Takuya Eguchi as Ryōma Ichijō

DAIGO as Shōgo Sena, leader of the band Crusherz (a parody of DAIGO's former band BREAKERZ)

Daisuke Hirakawa as Rei Sagara, a manager at Sena Pro.

Ryotaro Okiayu as Seiya Sena, Izumi and Shōgo's father who is the president of Sena Pro.

Sayaka Ohara as Nagisa Sena, Izumi and Shōgo's mother who is a popular actress.

Kazutomi Yamamoto as Kōsuke Sotomura, Shōgo's manager.

Ryohei Kimura as Takahiro Kuroi, a member of Izumi's manga club at college.

Kyōko Sakai as Kazumi Shino, a manager at B-DASH.

Showtaro Morikubo as Kojirō Ryūzaki, the president of B-DASH.

Junji Majima as Tenma Hidaka, Kojirō's secretary.

Kenichi Kasai (Major, Bakuman., Nodame Cantabile) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Michiko Yokote (xxxHOLiC, Squid Girl) is working on the series composition while Yōko Itō (key animator for Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Turn A Gundam) is in charge of character design. Kazutomi Yamamoto will perform the ending theme "CLICK YOUR HEART!!"

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