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Funimation to Stream Rainbow Days Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Will also stream follow-up show featuring main voice actors

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime of Minami Mizuno's Rainbow Days (Nijiiro Days) manga as it airs in Japan. New episodes will stream on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Funimation will stream the 12-minute episodes along with the follow-up series club RAINBOW, which also has 12-minute follow. This series features the four main voice actors discussing the world of voice-acting.

The series will air for two cour (two quarters of a year).

Tetsuro Amino (Broken Blade, Macross 7, Shiki) is serving as chief director, and Tomihiko Ohkubo (Brave Story unit director, Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals, Kiss wa Me ni Shite director) is directing the series at Production Reed (Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan, Hōkago no Tinker Bell). Aki Itami (Mushi-Shi, Flowers of Evil) is handling the series scripts.

The anime will feature the same cast as a previous drama CD:

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online's Kirito) as Natsuki "Nacchan" Hashiba, teased by all for his idealistic fantasies

Takuya Eguchi (My Love Story!!'s Takeo Gōda) as Tomoya "Mattsun" Matsunaga, a narcissistic playboy

Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free!'s Haruka Nanase) as Keiichi "Keichan" Katakura, an athletic boy who is actually sadistic

Kouki Uchiyama (Nisekoi's Raku Ichijō) as Tsuyoshi "Tsuyopon" Naoe, an otaku with a grifriend

Minami Tsuda (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily's Yui Funami) as Anna Kobaya

Yumi Uchiyama (Saki Episode of Side A's Arata Sagimori) as Mari Tsutsui

Ai Kayano (anohana's Menma) as Nozomi Matsunaga

Shizuka Ishigami (A Lull in the Sea's Akira Shiodome) as Yukiko Asai

Sonar Pocket performs the opening theme song "Best Friend." The band stated that they wrote the lyrics to reflect the friendship between the four main characters. The single will ship on January 20. Matsuoka, Eguchi, Shimazaki, and Uchiyama perform the ending theme song titled "Rainbow Days." Tomotaka Oosumi composed, arranged, and wrote the lyrics for the song. The single will ship in February.

Minami Mizuno launched the manga in Bessatsu Margaret in the February 2012 issue. The manga inspired a drama CD that Shueisha bundled with a limited edition of the seventh volume in October 2014.

Thanks to kenno20081 for the news tip.

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