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Anime Network to Simulcast Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao

Posted on: March 30, 2010

This may be the closest we get to a Daibanchou anime.In a surprise first strike in the spring anime sweepstakes, the Anime Network just announced that it will be streaming the April fantasy/comedy anime Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao from its Anime Network Online site.  The former division of ADV Films will start streaming the show on Friday, April 2. Hit the jump for the text of the network’s press release – the best news is that the series will be available to all registered users, and won’t require the purchase of an Anime Network subscription. Hurray for gateway drugs!


HOUSTON, TX – 3-30-2010 – Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao, the latest series from famed director Takashi Watanabe (Boogiepop Phantom, New Fist of the North Star), will begin simulcasting this April on Anime Network Online.

WHAT: Worldwide Premiere of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao on Anime Network Online

From Marvelous Entertainment (Mushi-shi, Air Gear) and Artland (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) comes the story of young Akuto Sai, a new student at Constan Magical Academy. On the day of admittance, his aptitude test has predicted his future occupation as…Devil King. And so begins the trials and tribulations of school life as he is hounded by do-gooders, self appointed protectors, and overzealous followers. In this school, there’s no rest for the Devil King.

WHEN: Episode 1 will be available on Friday, April 2, 2010.  Check for North American Listings.

WHERE: Anime Network Official website’s Online Player.

HOW: The Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao simulcast will be available to registered users. Registration is absolutely free and takes very little time.


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