AnimeLab now streaming Girl Friend Beta

posted on by Jon Hayward
Girl Friend BETA is the eighth title announcement from Madman Entertainment for the Autumn season and the series is now on

The announcement was made on AnimeLab's facebook page and via direct email.

You can view episode 1 of Girl Friend BETA on by clicking here and ANN's thoughts on the episode here.

Girl Friend BETA is the eighth title in the AnimeLab streaming lineup, you can view the rest of the lineup here.

© CyberAgent, Inc. /GIRLFRIEND BETA Project

Girl Friend BETA is a very unusual title, being an adaptation of CyberAgent's 2012 social romance simulation smartphone game which to date now has over 100 different girls to spend time with. This anime adaptation follows high school girl Shiina Kokomi and her circle of friends as they support each other through the situations that occur in daily high school life.

Naotaka Hayashi (Morita-san wa Mukuchi, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic assistant director) is directing Girl Friend BETA at Studio Silver LINK (No-Rin, , Baka and Test). Michiko Yokote (Love Stage!!, No-Rin, Genshiken) is handling series composition and Noriko Tsutsumiya (Dragonar Academy, , Kokoro Connect animation director) is designing the characters based on original character designs by QP:flapper (MM!, Oreimo 2, Sora no Method).

Crunchyroll has licensed the series for streaming around the world, including Australia and New Zealand and in can view viewed in the UK on Viewster.

CyberAgent's blogging website Ameba started service for the game for smartphones in 2012. As of June 2014, the number of registered users has passed 5.3 million. The game features over one hundred girls for the player to date, each voiced by a different voice actress. Some of the game's cast includes Yui Ogura as Momoko Asahina, Nana Inoue as Kazumi Kawabuchi, Megumi Toyoguchi as Akiho Shigetō, and Yukari Tamura as Koruri Tokitani.

The game has also spawned a multiple manga adaptations with Tsukako Akina launching the Girl Friend (Kari) Kokomi Shiina ~Koi Shite Madonna~ manga in the September issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine on July 26. This was followed by the first issue of the special Girl Friend (Kari) Magazine on August 22. The Kadokawa published magazine includes four manga series that focus on specific characters from the anime.

Girl Friend BETA's cast is quite massive, with the official twitter account announcing a character a day for over 20 days, the cast list includes:

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