For Immediate Release

"Girlish Number" to Simulcast on Anime Network Online

HOUSTON, September 30, 2016 - From the original creator of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU comes a story about the competitive world of professional voice acting. Girlish Number, a slice-of-life comedy about the Japanese seiyu industry, makes its grand debut in the Fall 2016 anime season.

College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce," a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose's mind, she's poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there's more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.

Girlish Number begins airing on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. ANO subscribers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Latin America will be able to simulcast new episodes every Wednesday at 1:00 PM EDT.

About Anime Network:

Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO's offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO's library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.


Samantha Stevens