Hey, cocoa in the rain is still cocoa!

Earlier today, FUNimation started streaming Rainy Cocoa on the company’s YouTube channel. The first eight episodes are currently available to North American viewers in subtitled format.

Rainy Cocoa (Ameiro Cocoa) is a short-form dramedy based on the bilingual digital manga series of the same name. Tomomi Mochizuki (Here Is Greenwood, House of Five Leaves) is directing the series at EMT Squared, as Atsuko Takahashi (Magical Moe) serves as character designer.

FUNimation has been streaming Rainy Cocoa on their streaming platform, as well as Hulu Plus. The series began airing on Japanese TV on April 5.

FUNimation describes the story as follows:

Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?