Crunchyroll to Stream "ETOTAMA" Anime

Starts April 9th at 8:30 am Pacific Time

Akihabara meets the signs of zodiac in the new anime ETOTAMA which will begin streaming soon on Crunchyroll!

ETOTAMA is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on April 9th at 8:30 am Pacific Time for premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on



Story and background

Since ancient times, Japan has upheld the tradition of the 12 Zodiac signs. Eto-musumes (Zodiac girls), who have the appearance and behavior of the animals of the Zodiac, are pure hearted messengers who act as a bridge between humans and the gods. Every 60 years, the “ETM 12” tournament takes place in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, where aspiring girls from all over Japan gather for the chance to become the next zodiac sign. One of those girls is Nya-tan, a cat girl who was tricked by a sneaky rodent and was not able to become a Zodiac girl. There is only one condition to become an Eto-musume: you must defeat the other 12 signs. But with strength bestowed to them from the heavens above, no one has been able to defeat them for 2000 years. The story begins when Nya-tan meets Takeru Amano!


The studio that produced Moyashimon, Shirogumi Inc., will be handling anime production for the ETOTAMA anime. Akiba resident Amato Takeru will be played by Hiro Shimono (Keima from The World Only God Knows) while his cat-like friend Nya-tan will be played by Rie Murakawa (Yui from Trinity Seven). Rie will be performing the opening theme song, and performing with the rest of the cast for the ending theme song.


ETOTAMA will be available to audiences worldwide, excluding Asia.



Patrick Macias is editor in chief of Crunchyroll News and Otaku USA magazine. He is also the author of the HYPERSONIC music club webcomic.

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