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Funimation to Also Stream My Roommate is a Cat, Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan Anime

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Funimation to stream simuldubs this winter

Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream the My Roommate is a Cat and Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan anime this winter. Funimation will stream a simuldub for both anime in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Funimation did not specify whether it will also stream subtitled versions, nor has it announced release dates.


My Roommate is a Cat (Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue or "My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes on My Head") is an anime adaptation of Minatsuki and As Futatsuya's manga.

Crunchyroll will also stream the anime starting on January 9 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Crunchyroll has not yet announced the regions.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

The story of Mikazuki Subaru, a novelist who is shy and struggles in relationships with other people, and a cat who was dumped by humans and lived a tough life on the streets. Through a twist of fate, the two of them end up living together. This heartwarming tale illustrates day-to-day life through the eyes of both man and cat. These moments seem trivial, but as they build upon themselves, the two become family and find happiness in their life together.

Kaoru Suzuki (Pupipō!, DIVE!!) is directing the anime at Zero-G. Deko Akao (Flying Witch, Amanchu!, Noragami) is in charge of series composition. Masaru Kitao (Death Note, Dances With the Dragons) is designing the characters. Kotoringo (In This Corner of the World) is composing the music. Iori Kanzaki's musical unit Schrödinger's Cat adding Kotringo will perform the opening song "Unknown World," and Yoshino Nanjō will perform the ending theme song "Kimi no Tonari Watashi no Basho" (My Place Next to You). The anime will have 12 episodes. As with the manga, each episode of the anime will have both a "Subaru" and "Haru" chapter that will tackle the story from the point of view of both characters.


Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan is a television anime adaptation of Yukari Takinami's four-panel comedy manga.

Crunchyroll will also stream the anime on January 8 at 1:30 p.m. EST worldwide outside of Asia.

The anime will be made in an omnibus format, with each episode having a different director, character designer, voice actors, and animation studio.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Ekoda-chan is from the countryside, living alone in the city. She's a temp worker and a strong, carefree soul, with no solid plan for the future, who doesn't care much about guys. She talks about how she lives her life and provides support to all those women trying to survive in the real life society.

The directors participating in the anime include, in no particular order:

  • Gisaburō Sugii (Touch, Arashi no Yoru ni, Night on the Galactic Railroad)
  • Ryousuke Takahashi (Votoms, Dougram, FLAG)
  • Akitarō Daichi (Kodocha, Fruits Basket)
  • Tomomi Mochizuki (Twin Spica, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe)
  • Shin Misawa (Capeta)
  • Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)
  • Yoshitomo Yonetani (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma)
  • Osamu Kobayashi (BECK)
  • Masayuki Kojima (Made in Abyss, Monster)
  • Akira Shigino (Osomatsu-kun)
  • Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi)
  • Koji Morimoto (Magnetic Rose, Dimension Bomb)

The manga ran in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 2005 to 2014, and Kodansha published eight compiled book volumes for the manga. It previously inspired a 2011 television anime.

Sources: Funimation's Twitter account (link 2), Funimation


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