One spring anime series that I am unashamed to say that I am looking forward to is Fairy Ranmaru, as I do love the magical boy shoujo genre. Let’s dive into this one and get you caught up on all the information you need to watch and enjoy this one from Studio Comet!
The first episode of Fairy Ranmaru, which will be simply titled “Love”, will premiere in Japan on Thursday, April 8th.
Fairy Ranmaru is scheduled to air at 11 pm Japan Standard Time. This means that it will appear outside Japan at the following times around the world:
Pacific Time: 7 am
Central Time: 9 am
Eastern Time: 10 am
British Time: 3 pm
Fairy Ranmaru will appear shortly after its Japanese air time on Crunchyroll. No other streaming services, including Funimation, have announced plans to stream the series as part of their spring simulcast lineup.
In this magical boy series, the main characters all either work or hang out at the mysterious “Bar F”. This bar is special, however, because the people there realize that the world is filled with pain and heartbreak and offer to help heal the hearts of their patrons. They don’t take any money or favors for this service, though don’t be surprised if they end up stealing your heart.
Produced by Studio Comet (School Rumble, Cute High School Earth Defense Love, Onegai My Melody, and many others) with Masakazu Hishida serving as the director (Taiga Umatani is credited as the original creator) working off scripts written by Yuzuru Aoba. Interestingly, the character designs are being handled by three people; Shouko Nagasawa will design the human characters, Andgy will design the “holy” characters, and Tomoko Miyakawa will design the mascot characters.
Also, interestingly about Fairy Ranmaru is the relative inexperience of the voice cast. All five of the main roles are being played by voice actors with very little professional experience. In one case (Akihiro Hori in the role of Takara), we have an actor who will make their professional debut in this series. No pressure or anything!
Fairy Ranmaru looks like it could be a sweet and fun series to kick back with for 25 minutes each week. While I will not go out on a limb and say that the series will be one of the greatest of all time, it definitely has the potential to captivate the imagination. It’s no real secret that I have a thing for pretty boys doing fantastical things in my anime, so it’ll be interesting to see if this series can keep my attention for the next twelve weeks.