Both animes to be available on The Anime Network and Hulu after Crunchyroll simulcast.
For internet users in North America, episodes of both anime series will be available on The Anime Network and Hulu 31 days after the online simulcast of Crunchyroll.
Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nano no Kanjo X) is based on a supernatural/romantic comedy manga, written & illustrated by Riichi Ueshiba, which is being serialized on Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine since 2006.
The series was given an anime adaptation, and the first episode premiered last Saturday, April 07.Tsubaki Akira, a completely ordinary boy in high school, happens to lick the saliva of a mysterious girl, Urabe Mikoto, who just transferred into his class. The next day, Tsubaki is bed-ridden with a inexplicable fever that won’t break. Five days later, Urabe makes an unexpected visit to Tsubaki’s room and tells him to lick her saliva, after which his fever immediately breaks. Tsubaki asks Urabe what caused the fever, and she responds that he was lovesick. That marks the beginning of Tsubaki and Urabe’s very ordinary yet somewhat odd romance! (Synopsis from Crunchyroll)
Ayumu Watanabe, who has been involved in numerous Doraemon anime projects, directs the anime series, and Arakawa Under the Bridge scriptwriter Deko Akao handles & supervises the scripts. The anime will be produced by Hoods Entertainment.
Sakamichi no Apollon, also known under the title “Kids on the Slope”, is based on a Japanese manga series by Yuuki Kodama, and is currently being serialized on the Shogakukan magazine Monthly Flowers since 2007.
The story of Kids on the Slope really starts rolling when the classical piano-trained Kaoru encounters Sentaro and falls head-over-heels in love with jazz. One thing to look out for is the performance scene of an excellent jazz piece in every episode. (Plot summary from Crunchyroll)
The anime adaptation starts airing on Thursday, April 12. Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe and composer Yoko Kanno reunites to work on the anime series. It has been produced by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions.
SOURCE: Anime News Network