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Crunchyroll Posts Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Anime's English-Subtitled Video

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Anime premieres on Wednesday with Crunchyroll stream, Funimation dub on February 1

Crunchyroll began streaming an English-subtitled video for the television anime of Coolkyoushinja's Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) manga on Sunday. The video is a subtitled version of the anime's first promotional video.

The anime will premiere on Wednesday at 00:00 (effectively Thursday at midnight) on the Tokyo MX channel, followed by the ABC Asahi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, and BS11 channels. Crunchyroll will begin streaming the series worldwide outside of Asia on Wednesday, January 11 at 11:30 a.m. EST. Funimation will premiere the dub on February 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

The cast includes:

Mutsumi Tamura as Kobayashi, a single office lady who likes maids

Yūki Kuwahara as Tohru, a dragon girl who loves Kobayashi and comes from another world

Maria Naganawa as Kanna, a dragon girl who follows Tohru

Yūki Takada as Eruma, a dragon girl who does not get along with Tohru

Minami Takahashi as Rukoa, a dragon girl who has been living in this world for a long time

Daisuke Ono as Fafnir, Tohru's friend from the other world

Yūichi Nakamura as Makoto Takiya, another worker at Kobayashi's company

Emiri Katō as Riko Saikawa, Kanna's classmate


Yuko Goto as Georgie Saikawa, Riko's older sister


Kaori Ishihara as Shōta, a fifth-year elementary school student who goes to the same school as Kanna

Seven Seas is publishing the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi's normal life is about to go off the deep end!

Yasuhiro Takemoto (Amagi Brilliant Park, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hyōka, Lucky Star) is directing the anime at Kyoto Animation. Yuka Yamada (Neo Angelique Abyss, Samurai Warriors, Umi Monogatari) is in charge of the series scripts, and Miku Kadowaki (Amagi Brilliant Park, Beyond the Boundary) is designing the characters.

Mikiko Watanabe is the art director, and Yūka Yoneda is the color key artist. Seiichi Akitake is designing the props, and Akihiro Ura is director of photography. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound, and Masumi Itou is composing the music at Lantis. The band fhana is performing the opening theme song "Aozora no Rhapsody."

Coolkyoushinja began the ongoing series in the inaugural issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in May 2013. Futabasha published the manga's fifth volume on December 12. A spinoff manga also began on December 24. Seven Seas published the first volume of the original series in North America in October.


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