Spring simulcast season is well underway (have you started watching it yet? Check out all our shows at funimation.com/spring!), but we’re excited to announce yet a new addition to the roster— Rainy Cocoa (Ame-iro Cocoa)! This is a series of anime shorts (think Hetalia) featuring several big-name Japanese male seiyuu voice actor stars. It’s a sweet tale about hot cocoa and some cool guys!
We’re launching the first three episodes right now at funimation.com/shows/rainy-cocoa, and new episodes will launch again at 11:30 AM every Sunday!
Watch them week-to-week with the rest of your simulcasts, or binge watch them in multi-episode chunks! And if you like the show, be sure to tell your friends to watch it on legal streams too— simulcast views for all shows help up determine whether an anime gets a dub or an awesome home video release!
Here’s a little more about the show:
Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?
And here’s the Japanese voice cast:
|Character||Voice Actor||Past Roles|
|Aoi Tokura||Hiro Shimono||Syo Kurusu (Uta no Prince-sama), Akihisa Yoshii (Baka and Test)|
|Keiichi Iwase||Hikaru Midorikawa||Lancer (Fate/Zero), Heero Yuy (Gundam Wing)|
|Shion Koga||Daisuke Hirakawa||Rei Ryugazaki (Free!), Harklight (Aldnoah.Zero)|
|Ryota Sakurai||Miyano Mamoru||Rin Matsuoka (Free!), Tokiya Ichinose (Uta no Prince-sama)|
|Koji Amami||Ryo Horikawa||Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z), Heiji Hattori (Detective Conan/Case Closed)|
Will you be watching? Let us know! And let us know if you want more shorts or bishounen anime content!