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Crunchyroll Adds 1st ‘Masamune-kun’s Revenge’ Anime Episode Via YouTube

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Crunchyroll has expanded their relationship with the Masamune-kun’s Revenge property as they’ve now brought the first episode of the TV series in its dubbed form to YouTube for streaming. The expansion is timely in trying to bring on board new viewers to both the Crunchyroll service and the show itself as a second season is on the way as recently announced. Check out the opening episode below.

The series began back in 2012 from writer Takeoka Hazuki and artist Tiv and it’s moved right along with ten volumes worth of material through Comix Rex that wrapped up in 2018.

The TV series was directed by Mirai Minato based on the series composition from Michiko Yokote. Yokote worked on the scripts with Kento Shimoyama while Yuki Sawairi handled the character designs. The show was animated by Silver Link.

The Japanese cast includes Ayaka Ohashi as Aki Adagaki, Inori Minase as Yoshino Koiwai, Yui Ogura as Kinue Hayase, Asuka Oogame as Chinatsu Hayase, Mariya Ise as Sonoka Kaneko, Kanae Itou as Kikune Kiba and Satomi Sato as Mari Mizuno.

Alexis Tipton served as the ADR director based on the scripts by Emily Neves. The English cast includes Josh Grelle as Masamune Makabe, Morgan Garrett as Aki Adagaki, Monica Rial as Yoshino Koiwai, Justin Briner as Kojuurou Shuri, Skyler Davenport as Chinatsu Hayase, Natalie Hoover as Kinue Hayase and Caitlin Glass as Tae Futaba.

Plot concept: As an overweight child, Makabe Masamune was mercilessly teased and bullied by one particular girl, Adagaki Aki. Determined to one day exact his revenge upon her, Makabe begins a rigorous regimen of self-improvement and personal transformation.

Years later, Masamune re-emerges as a new man. Handsome, popular, with perfect grades and good at sports, Masamune-kun transfers to Aki’s school, and is unrecognizable to her. Now, Masamune-kun is ready to confront the girl who bullied him so many years ago and humiliate her at last. But will revenge be as sweet as he thought?