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Crunchyroll Streams March comes in like a lion 2nd Season, The Idolm@ster SideM Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company also adds Nanbaka episode 26

Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it is streaming The Idolm@ster SideM television anime series. The site will stream the series worldwide outside of Asia, and episode 1 will be available on October 7 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The "episode 0" prologue special focusing on the Jupiter group is available on the site now.

Aniplex of America's official English website for the March comes in like a lion anime also announced on Saturday that the second season of the anime will stream on Crunchyroll starting on October 14 at 11:25 a.m. EDT.

Crunchyroll also announced on Saturday that it has added episode 26 of the Nanbaka television anime series for premium members. The episode screened as an event special in April.

The Idolm@ster SideM will premiere on Tokyo MX, Nagoya TV, and BS 11 on October 7 at 23:30, followed by ABC Asahi Broadcasting at 26:29 (effectively October 8 at 2:29 a.m.). Bandai Channel, Animate Channel, and Niconico Live will also stream the series.

The anime's main staff are returning from other works in The IDOLM@STER series. Takahiro Harada (The IDOLM@STER, The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls episode director) and Miyuki Kuroki (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Occultic;Nine episode director) are directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream!, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic) and Yukie Sugawara (Hina Logi: from Luck & Logic, Overlord) are in charge of series composition. Yūsuke Tanaka (Occultic;Nine, Fractale animation director) and Haruko Iizuka (Tamayura, Little Busters!) are designing the characters. Tanaka and Maho Yoshikawa (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, The irregular at magic high school) are serving as chief animation directors. EFFY is composing the music. The voice cast for all six idol groups are performing the show's opening theme song "Reason!!".

The second season of March comes in like a lion will premiere on NHK channels on October 14 at 11:00 p.m., and the show will have 22 episodes.

The new anime will also feature a returning staff, including director Akiyuki Simbo, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, art director Seiki Tamura, art setting designer Yasuhiro Nakura, sound director Toshiki Kameyama, composer Yukari Hashimoto, and animation studio SHAFT. YUKI is performing the opening theme song "Flag wo Tateru" (Raise the Flag), and Brian the Sun is performing the ending theme song "Kafune."

The first March comes in like a lion television anime series premiered on NHK in Japan last October. Crunchyroll and Daisuki both streamed the anime as it aired. The first season also had 22 episodes.

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