Coming of Age Yuri Drama Aoihana Episode Three Launches on Crunchyroll

The Number One Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment Brings Takako Shimura's Manga Based Television Series to a World Wide Audience

San Francisco, CA (July 15, 2009) — Best friends reunite and deal with issues with teen romance and love as Takako Shimura's “coming of age” yuri manga AOIHANA arrives via simulcast on the number one online destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment-Crunchyroll, More information can be found at

The first debut episode (7/1/09) of AOIHANA is available to all users and members and future episodes will be available to premium Crunchyroll Anime Members via simulcast every Wednesday at noon PDT and will be available to all members one week thereafter.

This title will is available in the United States, America Samoa, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand.

Title Synopsis:

Fumi Manjoume enters Kamakura's accelerated high school - Matsuoka All-Girls High School. While waiting at the Kamakura station on the day of her entrance ceremony, she runs into an old childhood friend whom she had not seen in 10 years: Akira Okudaira. As their friendship is rekindled and they start falling back into the rhythm of friends again, it starts a delicate love story...

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