Crunchyroll to Stream Tsukigakirei Anime
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Tsukigakirei (Tsuki ga Kirei, or “The Moon is Beautiful”) anime as it airs in Japan. The first episode will premiere on Thursday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Asia.
In Japan, the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 6 at 24:00 (effectively April 7 at 12:00 a.m.). The anime will also air on MBS, BS11, and TV Aichi.
Crunchyroll describes the story:
It’s the third year of middle school. Kotaro, a bookish boy aspiring to become a novelist, and Akane, a track girl who loves to run, meet in the same class together for the first time. They’re put in charge of the equipment for the sports festival, and slowly grow closer via LINE. How does Kotaro deal with his growing feelings for her?
Meanwhile, Takumi has been in love with Akane since first year, and Akane’s friend, Chinatsu, becomes interested in Kotaro.
A refreshing story of young love set in Kawagoe.
Seiji Kishi (Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova, Persona 4 The Animation, Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace) is directing the anime at feel. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, This Art Club Has a Problem!, Dagashi Kashi). Mitsuhiro Iwasaki (Dagashi Kashi, In Search of the Lost Future, Outbreak Company episode director) and Takashi Ikehata (Taishō Baseball Girls., Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Genshiken director) are serving as assistant directors. Yuuko Kakihara (Orange, Persona 4 The Animation, Digimon Adventure tri.) is penning and supervising the anime’s scripts, and she is also in charge of series composition. Kazuaki Morita (Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa The Animation, My Bride is a Mermaid) is designing the characters based on loundraw‘s original character designs. Takurō Iga (Fuuka, Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, Magical Girl Raising Project) is composing the music. FlyingDog is in charge of music production.