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Viewster Begins Streaming ‘NieA_7’ Anime Series

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Niea 7One of the pieces that slipped through during the Anime Expo coverage is that Viewster has picked up the rights to spring the anime series NieA_7. The streaming service has picked up the rights for it in Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Benelux, France, DACH, Ireland, UK, US and Italy. The series originally aired in the spring of 2000 and was picked up and released in 2001 from Pioneer Entertainment with an English language adaptation done for it. The series was directed by Tomokazu Tokoro and Takuya Sato with Sato also doing the script, storyboards and serving as the animation director. A lot of the folks that worked on Serial Experiments Lain worked on this and it was noteworthy at the time for the character designs by Yoshitoshi ABe.

The home video license for this series has since lapsed and the show is out of print.

Plot concept: In the 21st century, aliens have arrived on Earth and live among humans. In sleepy Enohana, the dirt-poor student Chigasaki Mayuko finds herself living together with NieA, a low-caste (“Under Seven”) alien. While Mayuko struggles diligently to make ends meet, NieA seems to be totally unconcerned with the consequences of her actions. As the odd couple throws off the expected sparks, the wrecked alien mothership looms in the background…

[Source: NieA_7]

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