San Francisco, Calif. (January 3, 2014) – Crunchyroll, Inc., continues its simulcast acquisitions with the addition of ONEE-CHAN GA KITA, which is set to broadcast every Wednesday starting on January 8 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time for its premium members. Free users will be able to view this series one (1) week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/oneechan.
Originally a 4-panel comic strip in Takeshobo’s Manga Life magazine, ONEE-CHAN GA KITA has been greenlit as an anime short during the 2014 winter season. This short will feature the voice talents of Aimi Terakawa, notably known for her roles as Emi in HENNEKO and Suiko in Cardfight!! Vanguard, and Juri Nagatsuma, whose roles include Kanna from Tamako Market and Zenigata from The Severing Crime Edge.
“Tomoya’s father remarries to another woman, giving him a stepsister, Ichika. However Ichika is 17-years old and has completely fallen in love with her stepbrother who is only 13!! Families will collide in the most unusual fashion this season, in the new anime short: ONEE-CHAN GA KITA!”
ONEE-CHAN GA KITA will be available to users all around the world except in Japan.
Crunchyroll premium members will have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements and can be viewed in 480p-to-720p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
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