San Francisco, Calif. Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today the simulcast acquisition of Otome Yokai Zakuro, a supernatural adventure anime set in a parallel Taisho Japan. Based on Lily Hoshino¹s manga of the same time, title features preeminent Japanese voice actress Mai Nakahara in the titular role of ZAKURO. Directed by Chiaki Kon and animated by J.C. Staff, Otome Yokai ZAKURO will stream on Crunchyroll following its broadcast on TV TOKYO in Japan. More information on the Otome Yokai ZAKURO is available at http://www.crunchyroll.com/zakuro now.
In an alternate history of the Meiji era where humans and magical beings known as "younin" live side by side, half-younin girls team up with army lieutenants to fight younin wrongdoers.
Crunchyroll Vice President of Licensing Rob Pereyda said: ³These kind of unique adventure titles, full of intricate exposition and engaging plotlines, are just what Crunchyroll needs. What we love about Otome Yokai ZAKURO is the very combination of intriguing concept, exciting story and fantastic animation the title has. We look forward to an overwhelmingly positive fan reaction forthcoming.²
Otome Yokai ZAKURO will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Portugal.