Crunchyroll Streams Tsugumomo TV Anime
Crunchyroll announced on Sunday that it will stream the television anime of Yoshikazu Hamada‘s Tsugumomo manga.
Crunchyroll will stream the first two episodes of the series starting on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. EDT, and future episodes will be available on Sundays at the same time. The stream will be available to members in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
The anime premiered in Japan on April 2, and it will have 12 episodes. The show stars:
- Yuko Sanpei as Kazuya Kagami
- Naomi Ōzora as Kiriha
- Yurika Kubo as Kukuri
- Eriko Matsui as Kokuyō
- Noriko Shibasaki as Chisato Chikaishi
- Yō Taichi as Sunao Sumeragi
- Ayana Taketatsu as Kasumi Kagami
- Sachi Kokuryu as Shirou Shiramine
- Shiho Sasaki as Osamu Osanai
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Kanaka Kagami
- Rumi Ookubo as Kotetsu
- M.A.O as Kanayama Taguri
Ryōichi Kuraya (episode director and storyboard artist for A Town Where You Live, Overlord, Ai: Tenchi Muyo!) is directing and handling the series composition at Zero-G (Battery the Animation, Piace: Watashi no Italian). Kiyotaka Nakahara (Persona 4 The Animation) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director, and Masaaki Sakurai (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, Hayate the Combat Butler) is also serving as chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden) is composing the music at Pony Canyon. Band Ja Naimon! is performing the anime’s opening theme song “METAMORISER,” and Michi is performing the ending theme song “I4U.”
JManga published the first two volumes of the manga digitally in English before the site ended service in 2013, and it describes the series:
Kazuya Kagami’s most treasured possession in the world is the obi left to him by his late mother. The scent of cherry-blossoms infused into it helps him through his day – but he never expected it to save his life, becoming a beautiful kimono-clad girl who calls herself an “artifact spirit.” Her name is Kiriha, tsukumogami of the sash, who naturally moves in with him, as he is her “owner.” Throw in Chisato, his bespectacled friend, an overprotective older sister who wants to take baths with him, a busty priestess, a seductive sorceress named Kokuyoura, and Kazuya’s life has just gotten a lot more…interesting.
Hamada launched the manga in Futabasha‘s “COMIC SEED!” web manga magazine in 2007, and the series then switched to the online “WEB Comic High!” magazine in 2008 when COMIC SEED! ceased publication. The manga then switched again to Futabasha‘s Monthly Action magazine, where it now runs. Futabasha published the manga’s 19th compiled book volume on March 11.