Crunchyroll Streams Magimoji Rurumo Anime by Yowapeda's Watanabe

posted on 2014-07-11 21:00 EDT
"Magical slapstick comedy" begins streaming on Friday at 9 ET

Media streaming service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it is streaming the television anime of the Magimoji Rurumo manga by Wataru Watanabe (Yowamushi Pedal). Streaming begins at 9:00 p.m. ET, and the streams are available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Latin America (Central and South America including the Caribbean Islands). 

The "magical slapstick comedy" begins with Kōta Shibaki (the #1 pervert of his school) and some magical tickets that suddenly arrive for him. Rurumo, an apprentice witch who was demoted from a full witch, is training with these tickets in the human world. Shibaki can use these tickets to grant wishes that Rurumo must perform as part of her training. The catch is that each used ticket shortens Shibaki's life.

Shibaki: It is the love story of Rurumo, an apprentice witch who came from the demon world, and a good-looking high school guy.
Rurumo: Whose fault was it for me being demoted to apprentice witch?
Rurumo: This is the story of Rurumo, who is trying to be promoted back to being a witch.
Chiro: Magimoji Rurumo will start in July.
Chiro: I think that I'm getting a little bit excited.

The series stars:

  • Suzuko Mimori (Fairy Tail, Love Live! School idol project) as Rurumo
  • Makoto Takahashi as Kōta Shibaki
  • Misato Fukuen (Valvrave the Liberator, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness) as Chiro
  • Shizuka Ishigami ( Daimidaler the Sound Robot, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance) as Sumiko Inoue
  • Yurika Endō (Sakura Trick, Z/X Ignition) as Tanako Kujirai
  • Juri Nagatsuma as Maaya Sawashita
  • Mari Shiraishi as Kyōko Izumi
  • Minami Takahashi as Masako Shimomura
  • Junji Majima as Sempai
  • Hiro Shimono as Nishino
  • Haruki Ishiya as Sugawara
  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Sakurai

Chikara Sakurai (Little Busters!, Naruto) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff (A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Little Busters!, Witchcraft Works). Mariko Kunisawa (Hatsukoi Limited, A Certain Scientific Railgun) is writing the scripts, and Kazunori Iwakura (Ai yori Aoshi, Little Busters! Refrain) is designing the characters. Satoshi Motoyama (From the New World, Senki Zesshō Symphogear G) is directing the sound.

Mimori performs the series' opening theme "Seiippai, Tsutaetai!" (I Want to Convey This to You With All My Might!), and Endō performs the ending theme "Futari no Chrono Stasis" (Our Chrono Stasis).

Wataru Watanabe launched the manga in Monthly Shōnen Sirius in 2007, before he started the bicyling manga Yowamushi Pedal. The first seven-volume Magimoji Rurumo series ended in 2011, and Watanabe then serialized the four-volume Magimoji Rurumo: Makai-hen (Magimoji Rurumo: Magic World) series from 2011 to 2013 in the same magazine. The latest series, Magimoji Rurumo: Hōkago no Mahō Chugakusei (Magimoji Rurumo: Afterschool Magic Middle School Student), debuted in Monthly Shōnen Sirius last June. Like Magimoji Rurumo, Watanabe's Yowapeda manga inspired an ongoing television anime.

Image © Wataru Watanabe, Kodansha/Magimoji Rurumo Production Committee

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