Crunchyroll to Stream Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Stream launches on Wednesday for users outside of Asia

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys, the television anime short series based on Spike Chunsoft's Kenka Banchō Otome romance simulation game. The streaming will begin on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. EDT, and will be available worldwide except for Asia.

The story centers on Hinako, who has grown up not knowing her parents and thinking she has no relatives. One day, a boy named Hikaru appears before her, and says he's her older twin brother. Hikaru asks Hinako to take his place at attending a famous private all-boys academy for delinquents.

Noriaki Saito (episode director for Btooom!, Yumeiro Pâtissière, Log Horizon) is directing the series at anime studios project No.9 and A-Real. Spike Chunsoft is credited with the original work. Natsuko Takahashi (Brothers Conflict, Norn9, My Love Story!!) is in charge of series composition, and Majiro (Macross Delta, Barakamon) is in charge of animation character design with Akane Yano (And you thought there is never a girl online?) credited for sub character design. Setsuna Records and Simple Notes are in charge of the music. The four-member group Love Desire is performing the opening theme song "Love Sniper" and the ending theme song "Gankō Signal."

The anime will premiere in Japan on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on Tokyo MX. The anime will also air on Sun TV at midnight later that evening. The anime will have a total of 12 episodes, and each episode will be 10 minutes long.

Spike Chunsoft released the game on the PlayStation Vita in Japan last May. Spike Chunsoft will release a fandisc titled Kenka Banchō Otome: Kanzen Muketsu no My Honey in Japan on July 27. A manga adaptation titled Kenka Banchō Otome: Koi no Battle Royale by Chie Shimada ran in Hakusensha's The Hana to Yume magazine. The manga ended on February 1.

Kenka Banchō Otome is itself a spinoff of Spike's larger Kenka Banchō action adventure video game franchise. Spike released the first game in June 2005, and the latest game, Kenka Banchō 6: Soul & Blood, shipped for the Nintendo 3DS in January 2015.

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