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“Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto” To Stream on Crunchyroll & The Anime Network

Havent You Heard Im Sakamoto Visual 001 - 20160312Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get your Swagamoto on!

Earlier today, both Crunchyroll and The Anime Network announced that they will stream Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto as part of their spring lineups.

Crunchyroll will begin streaming the series on April 8, at 10:00PM Pacific (April 9 at 1:00AM Eastern) int he following regions:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Latin America
  • Scandinavia
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • the Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Russia
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Ukraine
  • Moldova
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan

The Anime Network’s start streaming the series on April 22, at 10:00PM Eastern (April 23 at 1:00AM Eastern) in the following regions:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Latin America
  • Scandinavia
  • South Africa
  • Turkey

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is based on Nami Sano’s manga of the same name. Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, School Rumble) will direct the project at Studio Deen, with Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½, You’re Under Arrest!) serving as character designer. Yasuhiko Fukuda (Kocchi Muite Miko) is composing the soundtrack.

The confirmed cast includes:

  • Yoshinobu Kubota: Akira Ishida
  • Aa-chan: Tomokazu Sugita
  • Mario: Nobuyuki Hiyama
  • Ken-kun: Ken Takeuchi
  • Yuuya Sera: Showtaro Morikubo
  • Aina Kuronuma: Yui Horie
  • Megumi Fujida: Mai Nakahara
  • Kana-chan: Yukari Tamura
  • Mii-chan: Kana Ueda
  • Yagi-san: Hitomi Nabatame
  • Tanaka-san: Saki Fujita
  • Erika: Mikako Takahashi
  • Morita: Tomoaki Maeno
  • Yasuda: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
  • Shigeru Kobayashi: Masahito Yabe
  • Kakuta-sensei: Jôji Nakata
  • Shigemi Kubota: Kujira
  • Maruyama-senpai: Tetsu Inada
  • 8823-senpai: Kōji Yusa
  • Fukase-san: Mitsuo Iwata

Hikaru Midorikawa (Slam Dunk, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) will play the titular Sakamoto.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Based on the manga Sakamoto desu ga? by Nami Sano, it won the 2013 Comic Natalie Grand Prize, with volume 1 being the number one on the Book of the Year list of Male-Oriented Comics from January to June 2013 by Da Vinci magazine. The anime will be animated by Studio DEEN, with Shinji Takamatsu, known for his previous work on Gintama, directing the series.

Sakamoto is not a normal high schooler. He’s smart, he’s dashing, he’s popular with girls. Much to the dislike of the male population of his school, who tries every trick in the book to mess Sakamoto up. But in the end, Sakamoto comes out of every trap with style and makes himself look cooler. Does he do this for popularity? Is this just who he is? No one really knows, but haven’t you heard? He’s Sakamoto!

Last month, Sentai Filmworks announced that they licensed Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto.

A short teaser was released to promote the series, which you can check out below:

Sources: Crunchyroll, Anime Herald

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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