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Crunchyroll Adds The Royal Tutor Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream The Royal Tutor, Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor, and THE Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Theater anime. All three series will be available worldwide outside of Asia.

The Royal Tutor (Ōshitsu Kyōshi Heine or Königliche Familie Lehrer) will premiere on Crunchyroll at 2:35 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. In Japan, the anime premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on Tuesday at 26:05 (effectively Wednesday at 2:05 a.m.). The series will also air on BS Japan and AT-X and stream online.

Katsuya Kikuchi (Idol Memories, Sengoku Paradise Kiwami) is directing the anime at the studio Bridge (Nobunagun, Fairy Tail). Kimiko Ueno (Kuromajyo-san ga Tōru!!) is in charge of series composition, and Rena Okuyama (Idol Memories, Sengoku Paradise Kiwami) is designing the characters. Keiji Inai (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Outbreak Company) is composing the music at Avex Pictures. Shōgo Sakamoto is performing the opening theme song "Shoppoi Namida" (Salty Tears).

Yen Press began releasing Higasa Akai's original manga as e-books in English in 2015, and it describes the story:

Accepting the post of Royal Tutor at the court of the king of Grannzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!

Akai launched the manga in Monthly G Fantasy in November 2013, and Square Enix published the eighth compiled book volume and a new official character book on March 27.

Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor (Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor) premiered on Crunchyroll at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday. Crunchyroll parent company Ellation's VRV streaming platform also announced that it will stream the series, and that first episodes of its simulcasts will premiere on VRV within an hour of their premiere on Crunchyroll.

In Japan, the series premiered on AT-X on April 4 at 8:30 p.m., and is also airing on Tokyo MX, MBS, TV Aichi, and BS11. It is listed with 12 episodes.

Minato Kazuto is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Touko Machida (Lucky Star, The IDOLM@STER, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan) is both writing and overseeing the scripts, Satoshi Kimura (Terra Formars) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Kuromukuro, Monster Musume, Orange) is composing the music.

The series adapts writer Tarō Hitsuji and illustrator Kurone Mishima's Roku de Nashi Majutsu Kōshi to Akashic Records light novel series. In the "action fantasy" story, Glenn is a part-time teacher at a magic school who is inclined to write "self-study" on the blackboard and then take a nap. One of his students, Sistine, gets angry and challenges him to a duel and he is easily defeated. However, when a terrible incident threatens the school, Glenn shows intense dedication to protecting his students.

The first episode of The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Theater (The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Gekijō) is now available on Crunchyroll. Daisuki will also simulcast the series. The anime premiered in Japan on April 4 at 9:55 p.m. on Tokyo MX and BS11, and is also airing on Saga TV. Each episode is five minutes long.

Mankyū (Donyatsu, DD Fist of the North Star, Mobile Suit Gundam-san) is directing the anime at the studio Gathering, where he also worked on the PUCHIM@S net anime adaptation of the Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- manga. "BanNam" (Bandai Namco) is credited with the original work, and Kuma-Jet is credited with the anime's original character designs.

The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Gekijō five-panel manga is irregularly serialized in The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls social mobile game app itself, often as a tie-in to game events and other media projects in the franchise. The "cute, comical" manga follows the idols' "real" daily life that can only be found in these panels. Kadokawa's ASCII Media Works imprint published the first compiled book volume in January 2015, and Kadokawa published the sixth volume on March 27.

The manga already inspired a mini-drama on the franchise's official streamed radio program, and an anime short that debuted in November.

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