Valentine’s Day (or Single’s Awareness Day depending on which you choose to celebrate) is almost upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to dive into some classic shojo romance series, don’t you think? Crunchyroll seems to think so too as they’ve added the 76-episode series Marmalade Boy to their catalog!
Based on the manga of the same name, the Marmalade Boy anime was adapted by Toei Animation back in 1994. The manga series launched in Ribon magazine and ran from May 1992 through till October 1995. It was collected in eight volumes with the last one being printed in Japan in 1996. At one point the manga and anime were licensed and released in English by Tokyopop, but those volumes have long since gone out of print. It wasn’t until 2017 when the anime was licensed again by Discotek that fans were able to pick up affordable box sets containing all of the episodes.
The new Marmalade Boy stream is available to users in the following regions as of 3pm Pacific on Wednesday, February 12th: United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America including the Caribbean. Crunchyroll describes the story as:
Miki Koishikawa’s parents have always been strange. While deeply caring for their daughter, they’re prone to wasteful spending, oversleeping, and even taking extravagant trips. And their latest trip to Hawaii has brought back something truly outrageous: love. Not for each other, but for a different couple entirely! With her parents planning to divorce and swap partners with the Matsuuras, Miki’s life is turned upside down with a new, highly abnormal family all living together in one house. To top it off, the Matsuuras have a son named Yuu exactly Miki’s age, and he’s too gorgeous for words. For better or for worse, this is Miki’s life now, but adjusting won’t be easy when jealous rivals and old flames enter the mix!