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(NSFW) Crunchyroll Adds “My Roommate is a Cat”, 2 More to Winter 2019 Simulcasts


Content Warning: The key visual for Rinshi!! Ekodachan contains nudity, covered by censor bars.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will add three titles to their Winter 2019 simulcast lineup. The publisher will stream the following:

  • Rainy Cocoa SideG (1/8/2019 at 10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST)
  • Rinshi!! Ekodachan (1/8/2019 at 10:30AM PST / 1:30PM EST)
  • My Roommate is a Cat (1/9/2019 at 9:00AM PST / 12:00PM EST)

Rainy Cocoa SideG

Rainy Cocoa SideG Visual

Rainy Cocoa SideG will be available to subscribers in all regions outside of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, and Taiwan.

Hisashi Ishii (Rainy Cocoa in Hawaii, Ameiro Cocoa Series Ame-con!!) will direct the title at EMT Squared, while Eri Tokugawa (Rainy Cocoa in Hawaii, Ameiro Cocoa Series Ame-con!!) provides character designs. Saeka Fujimoto (Rainy Cocoa in Hawaii, Ameiro Cocoa Series Ame-con!!) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

It’s a peaceful day like any other in the cafe Rainy Color.

Suddenly, the silence is broken when a girl kicks down the door.

Her name is Amami Yoko, and she’s the daughter of the cafe’s owner, Amami Koji.

“At least keep your promise, you old bastard!”

The target of her ire and the cause of all the ruckus is Amami Koji himself.

When she learns that not only did he blow off their trip, he’s also planning to go to Hawaii by himself, Yoko’s rage only grows.

Just then, she catches sight of Rainy Color’s mascot dog, Rain, and freezes.

It turns out that she’s afraid of dogs!

She immediately panics and starts to run away, but she ends up heading for the suitcase Koji’s packing and…Crash!

She trips over the suitcase, topples over, and shatters a vase that Koji was keeping nearby.

As punishment for breaking the vase, Yoko is forced to stand in as Rainy Color’s manager for summer vacation.

A heartwarming and relaxing story depicting Yoko’s struggles, as well as what people can do for others, is about to begin!

Rinshi! Ekodachan

Rinishii Ekoda Chan Visual

Rinshi! Ekodachan will stream in all territories outside of Asia.

The series will feature twelve episode directors:

  • Akira Shigino
  • Akitarō Daichi
  • Gisaburō Sugii
  • Hiroshi Nagahama
  • Koji Morimoto
  • Masayuki Kojima
  • Osamu Kobayashi
  • Ryousuke Takahashi
  • Shin Misawa
  • Takeo Takahashi
  • Tomomi Mochizuki
  • Yoshitomo Yonetani

Crunchyroll describes Rinshi! Ekodachan as:

Ekoda-chan is from the countryside, living alone in the city. She’s a temp worker and a strong, carefree soul, with no solid plan for the future, who doesn’t care much about guys. She talks about how she lives her life and provides support to all those women trying to survive in the real life society.

Based on a 4-panel manga of the same title, this omnibus form anime will feature a different director, character designer, voice cast, and anime studio for each episode.

My Roommate is a Cat

My Roommate is a Cat Visual

Kaoru Suzuki (DIVE!!, Hellsing eps. 2, 7, 12) was tapped to direct My Roommate is a Cat at Zero-G, with Masaru Kitao (Death Note, Dances with the Dragons) providing character designs. Deko Akao (Flying Witch, Anonymous Noise) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

The story of Mikazuki Subaru, a novelist who is shy and struggles in relationships with other people, and a cat who was dumped by humans and lived a tough life on the streets. Through a twist of fate, the two of them end up living together. This heartwarming tale illustrates day-to-day life through the eyes of both man and cat. These moments seem trivial, but as they build upon themselves, the two become family and find happiness in their life together.

Crunchyroll also started streaming a subtitled trailer for the title, which you can check out below.

Source: Crunchyroll (Email Communication)

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