Crunchyroll is getting colorful and kid-friendly with the addition of Bottom Biting Bug to its anime lineup. The series is set to launch on Saturday, October 20 at 4:25 pm Pacific Time, with new episodes added each week at the same time.
Husband and wife team UrumaDelvi wrote and recorded the children's song "Oshiri Kajiri Mushi," and also animated the music video, which serves as the basis for Bottom Biting Bug. The song blew up in popularity, breaking into the Oricon singles chart's top 10, selling over 300,000 CDs and hitting 1.5 million downloads.
Bottom Biting Bug will be available to premium and free members in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Spain.
The series features Bottom Biting Bug XVIII, voiced by singer and voice actress Tomoko Kaneda, who loves to sing and dance more than anything else in the world. When bitten by a Bottom Biting Bug, people become more cheerful and energetic, even those who were depressed or had little confidence. However, even the Bottom Biting Bug makes mistakes, and this story will feature many scenes from everyday life that will continue to evolve through the sort of humor that kids love.