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Funimation Streams Arte TV Anime

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Renaissance-era anime begins streaming on Saturday

Funimation announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the television anime of Kei Ohkubo's Arte manga on Saturday as part of the spring 2020 season in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on Saturday at 10:00 p.m., before airing on BS-Fuji and YTV on Monday.

The show stars:

  • Mikako Komatsu as Arte
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Leo
  • Junya Enoki as Angelo
  • Sayaka Ohara as Veronica
  • Kousuke Toriumi as Yuri
  • M.A.O. as Katarina
  • Kiyono Yasuno as Darcia
  • Yousuke Akimoto as Ubertino
  • Rie Tanaka as Sofia
  • Haruka Tomatsu as Daphne

Takayuki Hamana (The Prince of Tennis, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation, Library War, Appleseed XIII) is directing the anime at Seven Arcs. Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer, K-ON!, Violet Evergarden) is overseeing the series scripts, Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer) is the background researcher, Chieko Miyakawa (Moshidora) is the character designer and chief animation director, and Gorō Itō is composing the music. Maaya Sakamoto is performing the opening theme song "Clover," and Kiyono Yasuno is performing the ending theme song "Hare Moyō" (Sunny Design).

Media Do offers the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

16th century Firenze, Italy. One girl, One ARTistic ambition!The birthplace of the renaissance era, where art is thriving. In one small corner of this vast city, one sheltered girl's journey begins. She dreams of becoming an artist, an impossible career for a girl born into a noble family. In those days, art was an exclusively male profession, with woman facing strong discrimination. In spite of these challenges, Arte perseveres with hard work and a positive attitude!

Ohkubo launched the manga in Monthly Comic Zenon magazine in 2013.

Sources: Funimation's website and Twitter account


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