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Crunchyroll to Simulcast Aho-Girl, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Netsuzou Trap, Tsuredure Children Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler

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Crunchyroll announced on Sunday that it will stream the following anime titles as they air in Japan this summer:

  • Aho-Girl
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (premiering worldwide outside of Asia on Monday, July 3 at 11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Netsuzou Trap -NTR- (streaming worldwide outside of Asia)
  • Tsuredure Children

Unless otherwise noted above, the streaming times and regions have not yet been announced.

Crunchryoll also began streaming the first episode of the fifth Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories anime season on Sunday.

Aho-Girl will air in Japan in July on Tokyo MX on Tuesdays at 11:00 p.m., on Sun TV on Tuesdays at 24:00 (effectively Wednesdays at 12:00 a.m.), and on BS11on Tuesdays at 26:00 (effectively Wednesdays at 2:00 a.m.). Each episode will be 15 minutes long.

Keizou Kusakawa (Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?, Unlimited Fafnir) is serving as chief director, and Shingo Tamaki (chief animation director on Day Break Illusion) is directing at diomedea. Takashi Aoshima (Gabriel DropOut, The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura) is in charge of the series scripts, and Masakazu Ishikawa (Squid Girl, Campione!) is designing the characters. angela (K, Fafner) is performing the opening theme song "Zenryoku☆Summer!" and Sumire Uesaka (This Art Club Has a Problem!, Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san) is performing the ending theme song "Odore! Kyūkyoku Tetsugaku."

Kodansha Comics will publish Hiroyuki's original manga under the title Ahogaru: Clueless Girl. Kodansha Comics describes the series:

Yoshiko, a truly clueless high school girl, is never far from over the top hijinks. Her childhood friend has no choice but to look out for her!

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō) will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX and Yomiuri TV on July 3, and on BS11 on July 4 as part of the Anime no Me programming block.

The story of Hinowa Kōzuki's original novels centers on Yūshi Inaba, a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his uncle's house, but resolved to move into a dormitory in high school. Those plans were dashed when that dormitory burned down. He eventually finds an apartment with cheap 25,000-yen (about US$220) rent. Yūshi finds out too late that the apartment is home to supernatural creatures such as ghosts, yōkai, and mononoke, and his daily life becomes embroiled in the eccentric apartment.

Mitsuo Hashimoto (Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits, Initial D: Fifth Stage) is directing the anime at Shinei Animation. Yasunori Yamada (A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia) is in charge of series composition. Tomomi Shimazaki (THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!, Hunter x Hunter key animation) is designing the characters for animation.

Netsuzou Trap -NTR- (NTR: Netsuzou Trap) will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX 1, AT-X, and the streaming services AbemaTV, GYAO!, Nico Nico Video, Hikari TV, Video Market, Rakuten Showtime, FOD, and Amazon Video on July 5. Tokyo MX 2, BS11, DMM.com, d Anime Store, and U-NEXT will premiere the anime at later dates. Each of the show's episodes will be 10 minutes long.

Seven Seas publishes Naoko Kodama's original yuri manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Yuma and Hotaru have been friends since childhood. It is only natural that when Yuma is nervous about her new boyfriend, she asks Hotaru along with her boyfriend for a double date. But when Hotaru offers herself to Yuma as "practice," both girls realize that they're more interested in each other than they are in their own boyfriends.

With boyfriends in the foreground but a secret, passionate tryst in the background, will Yuma and Hotaru try to forget what happened between them or have they fallen into a trap of true love and betrayal?

Hisayoshi Hirasawa (OZMAFIA!!, Kiitaro's yokai picture diary, Miss Bernard said.) is credited as chief director for the anime at Creators in Pack. WORDS in STEREO (Kiitaro's yokai picture diary) and Yūichi Uchibori (Miss Bernard said.) are writing the script. Masaru Kawashima (Soul Eater, Penguindrum, Kiznaiver key animation) is designing the characters.

Tsuredure Children will premiere in Japan on July 4 on Tokyo MX at 11:15 p.m., on Sun TV on 12:15 a.m. (effectively July 5 morning), and on BS11 at 2:15 a.m. (effectively July 5 morning). Each episode will be 15 minutes long.

The anime is based on Toshiya Wakabayashi's four-panel manga, which Kodansha Comics is releasing digitally in English. Crunchyroll describes the series:

To those of you out there who never could say "I love you"— This story is about ordinary highschoolers and how love makes them fired up, shaken, laugh, cry, and hurt. Whether things go well or not, this story of adolescence and romance will show you how they spend their precious youth. Every character is the main character here, and you're sure to find one you can sympathize with.

Hiraku Kaneko (The Qwaser of Stigmata, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, Manyū Hiken-chō) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi, and Tatsuhiko Urahata (Saki, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Haganai NEXT) is in charge of the series scripts. Etsuko Sumimoto (Yurikuma Arashi) is designing the characters.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.

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