Funimation Adds Meiji Tokyo Renka TV Anime to Winter Dub Lineup
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Funimation announced on Wednesday that it added the television anime adaptation of Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka romance visual novel to its winter lineup. The company began streaming the first two English-dubbed episodes of the series and will debut two more new dubbed episodes next week. The company will also stream rolling English-subtitled episodes beginning on February 13.
Funimation describes the anime:
On the night of the crimson full moon, self-proclaimed magician Charlie changed Mei Ayazuki's life forever. Transported to Meiji-era Tokyo, Mei's gone back to a time when ghosts existed. And she can see them! With the help of seven historical—and handsome—men, she'll learn about her new abilities all while falling in love! But will she return home, or will her heart keep her in the past?
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX on January 9 at 11:00 p.m., and it is also airing on Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS Fuji. U-NEXT and other services are streaming the series in Japan. Crunchyroll is also streaming the series as it airs in Japan.
Akitarō Daichi (Kamisama Kiss, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master) is directing the television anime at TMS Entertainment, and Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. The anime will feature three ending theme songs: "Hoshikuzu no Yomibito" by KENN and Daisuke Namikawa, "Mellow na Yoru ni Odorimashō" by Shinnosuke Tachibana and Nobuhiko Okamoto, and "Yoiya Yoiya" by Kousuke Toriumi and Jun Fukuyama.
Most of the anime's cast is returning from the game, while Yoshimasa Hosoya is returning to voice the character Tōsuke Iwasaki, an original character from the previous anime film. Sumire Morohoshi is also returning from the film to voice the heroine Mei Ayazuki.
Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka visual novel romance franchise began with a 2011 mobile game, which was ported to PlayStation Portable in 2013. A live-action series and film have also been green-lit, and will premiere in 2019. A new iOS and Android game titled Meiji Tokyo Renka Haikara Date was originally slated for this summer, but has not yet launched.
The anime film adaptation of the game opened in Japan in 2015.
Thanks to kenno20081 for the news tip.