Crunchyroll to Stream "The Severing Crime Edge" Anime

Starts April 6 at 4:30pm Pacific Time

Get ready! Crunchyroll is about to let loose even more new show announcements for the spring 2013 anime season. The first out of the gate today is The Severing Crime Edge.


The Severing Crime Edge is is set to broadcast every Saturday,  starting on April 6, 2013 at 4:30pm Pacific Time for its premium members, and April 13 for free members. 



Story and background


The Severing Crime Edge is based on the original manga, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, written and illustrated by Tatsuhiko Hikagi. It centers around Kiri Haimura, a boy who is obsessed with cutting other people’s hair, and Iwai Mushanokouji, a girl whose long, beautiful hair is cursed so that no scissors can cut it. After a chance meeting between the two, Kiri gets pulled into an ancient murder game where Iwai is the target of the “Killing Goods” and their owners. Now it’s up to him to protect Iwai, “The Queen of Hair,” in this love-battle story!


The Severing Crime Edge is being directed by Yuji Yamaguchi, whose other notable works include Fate/stay night and Angel Links. Newcomer voice actress Kotori Koiwai, whose previous works include Kigurumi Harokitei in Joshiraku and Yuki Funahara in Psycho-Pass, will be starring as Iwai, and Natsuki Hanae, also known for his roles as Atsuhiro Maeda in Tari Tari and Sakagami in Oreshura, is playing the role of Kiri. 


The Severing Crime Edge will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. 


The series page is up now at





Patrick Macias is editor in chief of Crunchyroll News. He also runs the Japanese Fashion Inferno tumblr blog. Follow him on twitter at @Patrick_Macias.

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