Crunchyroll to Stream Crane Game Girls Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime about girls who save Earth from asteroids via games premieres Wednesday

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the Crane Game Girls (Bishōjo Yūgi Unit Crane Geeru) television anime series as it airs in Japan. The stream will begin on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. EST.

The stream will be available for users in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, and Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean).

The story centers on three girls: Mirai, Ayaka, and Kyōko. The three are the only ones who can save Earth from being destroyed by a group of asteroids. They are hired by Sayo, the representative of a shadowy organization, and the organization starts work on turning them into an idol group. While the trio are more than prepared to be idols, they are instead taken into an arcade.

Each episode of the show will have an anime segment as well as a live-action segment. Each anime part of the episode will be five minutes long, and each live-action segment will be 16 minutes long and will feature the cast playing arcade crane games.

The cast includes:

  • Natsuko Hara as Mirai
  • Sora Tokui as Ayaka
  • Riko Sasaki as Kyōko
  • Sarara Yashima as Sayo
  • Aina Suzuki as Newscaster

The staff includes:

  • Director: Tommy Hino
  • Scenario: Uematsu Inoue
  • Character Design: Fuyuri
  • Backgrounds: Shizuka Nakayama
  • Animation: Hiroshi Namiki, Naoko Tokumaru
  • Sound Effects: Wolli
  • Supervision: Dr. Nakajima
  • Production: Kyōfū Tomato (Kyotoma)

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