Crunchyroll Announces Three Retiring Anime Series

Crunchryoll has announced that three shows they’re currently streaming will be going away as of May 31, 2015 at midnight Pacific Time and that fans have a limited opportunity to watch them until that happens. The three shows in question are:

  • Anohana
  • Wagnaria 2
  • Viewtiful Joe

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Crunchyroll Adds Amagi Brilliant Park to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll announced that the site has added the Amagi Brilliant Park anime series to its catalog. The series is available exclusively to Premium members in the United States and Canada starting on May 20, 2015 with the first six episodes. The next six episodes will be available to Premium members on May 27, 2015. Free users will be able to watch the episodes a week later they become available to Premium members.

Amagi Brilliant Park is a romantic comedy that focuses on a mysterious but pretty transfer student, Sento Isuzu, who asks Kanie Seiya out on a date to an amusement park. That park was Amagi Brilliant Park, featuring worn-down attractions and lackluster service — the worst in Japan. The series focuses on the adventures both have while attending the park and even after their date. Will they be able to save the park from its poor reputation?

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to Stream the Robot Girls Z Plus Anime

Crunchyroll announced at the company’s Anime Central panel that it will be streaming the Robot Girls Z Plus anime series. The new series of six monthly Robot Girls Z anime shorts will premiere in Japan on May 20, 2015.

The protagonists of Team Z will appear in the new shorts, along with the reformed Team G, Team LOD with new members, Team Gō, and characters who first appeared in the franchise’s online game. The new shorts’ story will be based on two classic “Toei Manga Matsuri” films, Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo (Great Mazinger Vs. Getter Robo) and Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo G – Kuuchuu Dai-Gekitotsu (Great Mazinger Vs. Getter Robo G – The Great Space Encounter).

The Robot Girls Z anime is the current incarnation of Toei Robot Girls, the project that turns Dynamic Planning and Toei Animation’s “legendary super robots into beautiful girls!!”

The stars of Robot Girls Z series are Z-chan, Gre-chan, and Grenda-san. Together they (try to) defend Photon Power Town from “the enemy, the mechanical beast girls of the underground empire.” The villains are led by Baron Ashura, the underground emperor “bent on world domination(?)” — or at least, town domination.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds Dallos to Its Anime Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that the Dallos anime OAV began streaming on May 12, 2015 at 2:00pm PT for Premium Members in the United States and Canada.

Dallos was originally released in 1983 is an early work directed and co-created by Mamoru Oshii.

The story of Dallos is described as:

Shun Nonomura is a young man out of Monopolis, a sprawling miner’s colony on the lunar surface. His people mine helium-3 and other essentials for Earth, but in the late 21st century, Earth’s resources are depleted and the planetary government has resorted to authoritarian rule to get what they want. As the put-upon miners – including Shun’s own family and friends – start to organize a revolt, they come under attack from Earth’s new lunar commander: Alex Rigel, a military man unafraid to use force to put down the uprising.

As Shun’s idealism and Alex’s chilly pragmatism clash, Monopolis is thrown into chaos. The last, best hope for victory lies within a mysterious alien artifact that the lunarians worship as a god: Dallos!

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Inuyashiki Manga

Crunchyroll has announced that the service is now offering Hiroya Oku’s Inuyashiki manga. The manga is available worldwide except in Japan, Algeria, Lebanon, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Morocco, South Korea, and Switzerland. All current chapters of the manga are available now, with future chapters debuting every other week.

Crunchyroll describes the story as:

Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something…different about himself.

Oku launched the manga in Kodansha’s Evening magazine in January 2014, and Kodansha published the third compiled book volume in Japan on February 23, 2015. Oku plans to continue the manga until it ends in 10 volumes, even though he estimates that each volume would have to sell 190,000 copies for him to turn a profit. Kodansha Comics USA licensed the manga in October 2014, and will publish the first volume in North America on August 25, 2015.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds One Piece in High Definition

Crunchyroll is adding high definition episodes of One Piece to its service.

The newly remastered “Special Edition” episodes will be available exclusively to Premium Members in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America, with more episodes being added throughout May 2015. The episodes began streaming on May 9, 2015 at 7pm PT with the East Blue arc.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Three Series to Its Lineup

Crunchyroll has announced that the site has added three series to its lineup.

Ninja Slayer From Animation has been added to the site’s Spring 2015 simulcast lineup. The series will stream every Thursday at 16:00 CEST, for viewers in the following territories: France (including DOM/TOM), Benelux, Switzerland, Monaco, Andorra, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia.

The story of Ninja Slayer From Animation is described as:

Kenji Fujikido is a salaryman whose wife and child were killed in a ninja turf war. In a brush with his own death, Fujikido is possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul known as Naraku Ninja. Fujikido cheats death and becomes “Ninja Slayer” – a Grim Reaper destined to kill evil ninja, committed to a personal war of vengeance. Set in the dystopian underworld of Neo-Saitama, Ninja Slayer takes on Soukai Syndicate ninja in mortal combat.

The site also announced that it has added two catalog titles: Nekomonogatari Black and Tsukimonogatari. Both series will be available starting on April 17, 2015 at 12pm PT.

Nekomonogatari Black will be available to viewers in North America, Central America, and South America.

The story of Nekomonogatari Black is described as:

The story is about an incident that happened before “BAKEMONOGATARI”… On his way to the bookstore, Koyomi Araragi encounters Tsubasa Hanekawa whose face is covered with a bandage. The incident allows Koyomi to learn what has been happening in the Hanekawa household, but Tsubasa begs him not to tell anyone about it, saying she’ll do anything to keep him quiet. Without revealing her family’s circumstances, Koyomi tells of the day’s incident – he and Tsubasa buried a “cat” that had been hit by a car- to Meme Oshino. Meme tells Koyomi that he must immediately go to confirm Hanekawa’s safety. He heads to her house, only to find… So begins the nightmarish nine days of Golden Week…

Tsukimonogatari will be available to viewers in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

The story of Tsukimonogatari is described as:

The time is February, after the ordeal with Nadeko Sengoku was resolved thanks to Deishu Kaiki working behind the scenes. As Koyomi Araragi studied for that last push before the college entrance exams, a change to his physical body that “could not be overlooked” was starting to happen. The difference that could be described as retribution for all his past action is…!?

Source: Crunchyroll