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‘Kuromukuro’ Anime Begins Netflix Distribution

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Kuromukuro Visual 5-16Netflix announced previously their pickup of the spring 2016 anime series Kuromukuro for distribution in North America and the show has now landed with the full thirteen episode series ready to be streamed. Unlike some of their past pickups, however, the show is presented in its original Japanese language only with English, French, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Spanish subtitles available. Previously, shows were done with the delay in order to produce a dub for it. Perhaps they’re not seeing the numbers viewing the dubs to justify it.

You can stream the series here.

The show was directed by Tensai Okamura with Ryou Higaki composing the overall series design while Yuriko Ishii worked on the character designs.

The main cast for the series includes Yohei Azakami as Kennosuke Tokisada, M.A.O. as Yukina Shirahane, Reina Ueda as Sophie Noelle, Asami Seto as Mika Ogino, Kaito Ishikawa as Ryoto Akagai, Yusuke Kobayashi as Jundai Kayahara, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Jose Carlos Takasuka, Manami Sugihira as Marina Unami, Momo Asakura as Koharu Shirahane, Kanako toujo as Hiromi Shirahane, Ryohei Kimura as Tom Borden, Hikaru Ueda as Liu Shen Mi and Taiten Kusunoki as Sebastian. The supporting cast includes Katsuyuki Konishi as Graham, Lynn as Rita Juri Kimura as Beth, Kouichi Makishima as Minoru Aramata, Hiromichi Tezuka as Jirou, Rina Satou as Paula, Hidenobu Kiuchi as Takekuma-sensei and Tetsuo Gotou as Oshou Yakushi.

MICHI performed the ending theme song Realistic while GLAY performed the opening theme song Desutopia.

Plot concept: During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Mt. Tate International Senior High School, including the institute head’s daughter, Yukina Shirahane. In the summer of 2016, a lone samurai once again awakens.