Crunchyroll to Stream Ai-Mai-Mi Surgical Friends Anime Sequel
posted on by Egan Loo
The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the Ai-Mai-Mi Surgical Friends anime as it airs in Japan. The streaming will begin on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. EST worldwide except in Asia.
Ai-Mai-Mi Surgical Friends is the third anime season based on Choboraunyopomi's Ai Mai Mi four-panel manga. The five-minute anime series will premiere in Japan on January 3 on AT-X at 11:30 p.m.
Choboraunyopomi's four-panel manga follows girls in a manga club — Ai, Mai, Mī, and Ponoka-sempai — who might be fighting evil invaders threatening Earth, facing off against rivals in tournaments, and dealing with other absurd situations when they are not drawing manga.
The cast includes:
Yuka Ōtsubo as Ai Ebihara
Aya Uchida as Mai
Maaya Uchida as Mī
Ai Kayano as Ponoka
- Neeko as Chobo-sensei
- Sayaka Nakaya as Nanako
- Ayane Sakura as Sachie
- Mirai Sasaki as Chōjirō
- Seitarō Mukai as other roles
The three main cast members are reprising their roles. The trio also sang the first two anime seasons' opening theme songs, and they are performing the theme song "Zenin Shūgō Ai Mai Mi!!!" for the third season.
Itsuki Imazaki is returning to direct the new season at the animation studio Seven, just as he did for the first two seasons. Imazaki is also serving as the scriptwriter, producer, character designer, and animation director. Fūga Hatori is also returning from the first two seasons to compose the music. Nobuyuki Abe (Kemono Friends, Bananya) is the sound director. Dream Creation is in charge of the production, and On Lead is producing the sound.