Crunchyroll Announces New Manga for Its Service

Crunchyroll announced at its manga panel at Anime Expo that it will add the Princess Jellyfish, Takahashi-san is Listening, Scum’s Wish, Sweetness and Lightning, and The Morose Mononokean manga to its web distribution service.

Kodansha Comics licensed the first 12 volumes of Princess Jellyfish for North America and will release the first 2-in-1 volume in February 2016. Kodansha Comics describes the story as:

Tsukimi, who has loved jellyfish from a young age, resides in Amamizukan, a fangirl-only dorm. One evening at the local pet store, Tsukimi sees a lovely jellyfish in danger, but a beautiful woman comes to the rescue. They go back to Amamizukan together, but this “woman”… is actually a man!

The first four volumes of Princess Jellyfish will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15, 2015 at 8pm EDT. Volumes will be added afterward at regular intervals.

Yū Hokuō serializes Takahashi-san is Listening (Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru.) in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker. The series began in 2013 and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in April 2015.

Crunchyroll describes the story as:

High school student idol Ena Takahashi has a hobby she can’t tell anyone about… and that is listening in on the ridiculous conversations of class representative Nara-kun and the plain boy Mikage-kun. If her secret is discovered, people’s trust in her will be destroyed! She wants to retort, but she can’t! The eavesdropping short-gag manga full of tension and guilty conscience begins!

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Mengo Yokoyari’s Scum’s Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) began in Big Gangan magazine in 2012, and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in June 2015.

Crunchyroll describes the story as:

Hanabi and Mugi are bathed in envious gazers from all around as a beautiful couple with excellent moral conduct. But these two apparently perfect people in an apparently perfect relationship share a secret they can’t tell anyone.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Gido Amagakure began Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma) in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine in 2013. The fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan in March 2015.

Crunchyroll describes the story as:

Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He’s pretty bad at cooking and doesn’t have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it’s no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Kiri Wazawa began The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) in Square Enix’s Gangan Online in 2013 and the fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan in May 2015.

Crunchyroll describes the story as:

Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called “Mononokean” for help. This is volume 1 of the mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces New Streaming Titles at Anime Expo

Crunchyroll announced some new titles during its Anime Expo 2015 panel, including additional summer 2015 shows, catalog additions, and more.

New summer 2015 simulcasts include Monster Musume, Non Non Biyori Repeat, Teekyu 5, To Love Ru Darkness 2, and Gatchaman Crowds Insight.

Monster Musume – Everyday Life with Monster Girls starts on July 7, 2015 at 9:30am Pacific Time, with new episodes to debut every Tuesday. The series will be available to Crunchyroll users in the following territories: the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Turkey.

The story of Monster Musume is described as:

Monsters: they’re real, and they want to date us!

Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood – not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,” these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying.

When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life.

Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!

Non Non Biyori Repeat episodes are set to broadcast every Monday starting July 6, 2015 at 12:00pm Pacific Time. Crunchyroll will follow up with region information later.

The story of Non Non Biyori Repeat is described as:

The slow-paced yet heartwarming life of the four girls in the tiny Asahioka Branch School continues as Natsumi, Komari, Renge, and Hotaru attend school in the one-room schoolhouse that holds only 5 students. Although the laid-back environment and atmosphere is a big change for Hotaru, who came from bustling Tokyo, there’s just something charming and calming about life in the Japanese countryside.

Teekyu 5 will continue in the same time slot, with new episodes to run every Monday starting July 5, 2015 at 10:30am Pacific Time for users in North America, South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

To Love Ru Darkness 2 starts on July 8, 2015 at 1:00pm Pacific Time, with new episodes debuting every Wednesday for users in the United States and Canada.

The story of To Love Ru Darkness 2 is described as:

Rito Yuki has more women in his life than he knows what to do with. In case it wasn’t enough to have all three Devilukean princesses under one roof, he now has alien girls from all over the galaxy attending his school, too! But when the arrival of a mysterious red-haired girl threatens one of their own, Rito and the girls must stand up to a powerful adversary- the likes of which they’ve never seen before.

The second season of the sexy adventures of Rito Yuki and the aliens girls that keep showing up in his vicinity continue in To Love Ru Darkness 2! Animation studio XEBEC will be returning to handle animation production, and the case reprises their roles once again, with Akeno Watanabe as Rito Yuki, Aki Toyosaki as Momo Velia Deviluke, Misato Fukuen as Golden Darkness, and Yuka Iguchi as Mea Kurosaki.

Gatchaman Crowds Insight will broadcast every Saturday starting July 4, 2015 at 12:00pm Pacific Time. Episode 0 will be available at the same time as episode 1.

The anime sequel will be available to Crunchyroll users in the following territories: United States (and its territories), Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa.

The story of Gatchaman Crowds Insight is described as:

Now a year after the so-called Tachikawa Incident in the summer of 2015, the CROWDS ability–a gift from Berg Katze to Ninomiya Rui, the ability to give the human mind shape and form–is widespread among the masses. The use of the ability is acknowledged and promoted by the Japanese Prime Minister himself, but he faces mounting frustration and suspicion from those who bear ill will against the CROWDS. One day, the prime minister’s flight is attacked by a mysterious group. The time has come for the winged warriors to stride into battle once more…

Beyond summer, Crunchyroll has announced some new acquisitions, including Symphogear GX, The Perfect Insider (October 2015), and Million Doll.

The story of Million Doll is described as:

Million Doll centers on an idol-loving hikkomori named Suko who has a special ability. She can make any idol popular just by writing about them on her blog! One day, while being forced to go to the supermarket by her sister, she happens to see a live performance from the Fukuoka based idol group “Itrio.” Suko decides that she will do everything in her power to push them into stardom. Unfortunately, she has compete with the charismatic otaku blogger Ryu-san who supports the underground idol Mariko!

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to Stream English Subtitled Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Crunchyroll has announced that the site will begin simulcasting English subtitled episodes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX television anime series on August 1, 2015.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (subtitled) will be available to Crunchyroll worldwide except: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa (Western), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City.

Crunchyroll describes the story of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX as:

Set several years after the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! series, GX follows a new generation of duelists at the prestigious Duel Academy—a highly competitive boarding school where pencils and books have been replaced by Duel Disks and monster cards! Still, it’s not just about making the grade for these up and coming students – it’s about becoming the next King of Games!

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to Simulcast My Wife is the Student Council President

Crunchyroll has announced the addition of My Wife is the Student Council President to its summer 2015 lineup. The first episode is set for July 3, 2015 at 3pm Pacific Time, with the second episode and beyond to broadcast on Thursdays at 11:30am PT.

My Wife is the Student Council President will be available worldwide except for Japan. Crunchyroll also has the uncensored version, which will be available shortly after the censored version for premium members only.

The story of My Wife is the Student Council President is described as:

The ero-comedy by Yumi Nakata, My Wife is the Student Council President, known in Japan as Okusama ga Seitokaicho! gets an anime adaptation this summer! High school freshman Hayato Izumi’s hopes of becoming class president are dashed after losing to Ui Wakana, a beautiful girl who promises to lift all restrictions on campus romance. After the student council meeting, Ui arrives at Hayato’s home and announces that she will become his wife due to an agreement that their parents made during their childhood.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to Simulcast Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc

Crunchyroll has announced that the site will soon be simulcasting the Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc anime. According to the site, “We’ve hit some slight delays, so we will be confirming time and date for episode 1 just as soon as we can, but you can catch Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc on Fridays at 8:50am.”

Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc will be available to Crunchyroll users worldwide except Japan.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to Simulcast Wakaba * Girl

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the Wakaba * Girl. Air date and time is to be determined and will be announced at a later date.

Wakaba * Girl will be available to Crunchyroll users in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Crunchyroll describes he story of Wakaba * Girl as:

Adapted from the 4 panel manga by Yui Hara, Wakaba Girl centers on the lives of Wakaba Kohashi, the eccentric daughter of a wealthy family, and her friends. Wakaba looks like an elegant rich daughter, but she aspires to be like a trendy “gyaru”. Moeko is a pure, innocent and fairy-tale-like girl. Mao is capricious and behaves in her own way. Nao used to be an athletic type of girl, but has now become a fujoshi who loves boys love.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to Simulcast Ushio & Tora

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the Ushio & Tora anime as it airs in Japan. The stream times are not yet set.

Ushio & Tora will be available to Crunchyroll users in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Middle East, North Africa, and Europe (excluding France and French speaking and Italy and Italian speaking countries).

Ushio & Tora is based on Kazuhiro Fujita’s supernatural battle manga. ADV Films released the 1992 original video anime project, and it describes the story as:

Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?

Source: ANN