Crunchyroll Adds God Mars to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the God Mars anime to its catalog. The series is available now for all members in the United States and Canada.

The 64-episode series based on Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s manga originally aired in Japan in 1981-1982. The series centers on Mars, who was sent as a baby to Earth with the eventual goal of destroying it. However, after being adopted by a Japanese family and given the name Takeru, Mars grows up experiencing the beauty of the planet and its inhabitants, and he questions his mission. Mars uses the powerful robot God Mars to protect the Earth from his people, even being forced to fight his own brother.

Tetsuo Imazawa directed the series off of Keisuke Fujikawa’s scripts. Hideyuki Motohashi served as character designer and animation director, Hajime Kamegaki handled the mecha design, and Kei Wakakusa handled the series’ music.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Is Now Streaming Digimon Adventure tri

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added Digimon Adventure tri to its lineup. The first four episodes became available to premium subscribers on November 20, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. PST. Subsequent episodes will be set for a future date to be confirmed in Winter 2016. The series will be made available to members in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.

The story of Digimon Adventure tri is described as:

It’s been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami’s group and BelialVamdemon. As the peaceful days passed by, at some point the gate to the Digital World closed. Not even the DigiDestined know what caused this, and time alone continues to pass.

On one such day, a Kuwagamon suddenly appears in Odaiba. Its rampage leaves the town in ruins, and the people there in turmoil. Taichi happens to catch sight of the Kuwagamon, and he chases after it all by himself in an effort to halt its rampage. But there’s nothing he can do against a Kuwagamon. It’s no use… I can’t do anything about this alone…”
Just as the Kuwagamon roars and attacks Taichi, his Digivice begins to emit a bright light…”Taichi, look how big you’ve grown!”

With the sound of that nostalgic voice, the story once again begins to move in a big way.

Once again,
the adventure evolves

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Fantastic Detective Labyrinth to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the Fantastic Detective Labyrinth anime series, which is available to users in the United States and Canada. The series is available in its entirety for premium members, and as of this writing, free users can watch the first half of the series.

The story of Fantastic Detective Labyrinth is described as:

Thirty years ago, Tokyo was destroyed in a massive earthquake. Most people have moved on to a new capital, Shinto, but a string of bizarre murders and supernatural events keep occurring in the ruins of the old city. The only one with the ability to see through to the heart of these mysteries is the enigmatic Mayuki Hyuga, a boy with extraordinary detective skills and powers that even he doesn’t yet understand. Together with his guardian and butler Seiran Shinano, Mayuki must not only help the police solve cases, but also uncover the secrets of his lineage.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Princess Knight to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the Princess Knight anime to its catalog for North American users. The series is available in dubbed format in its entirety for premium members. The second half of the series will be available to free users on November 25, 2015.

The story of Princess Knight is described as:

Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Silverland, a princess named Sapphire was born. Thanks to a mischievous little angel’s prank, Sapphire ended up with both the blue heart of a boy and the pink heart of a girl. Thus, the little princess would be as rambunctious and brave as she was gentle and caring. However, all was not well in Silverland: only a son may inherit the throne. To stop the evil Duke Duralumon from becoming next in line to inherit, the King announced that Sapphire was a boy. Now several years later, everyone in the kingdom sees Sapphire as a swashbuckling prince.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Yakitate!! Japan and Space Pirate Mito

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added Yakitate!! Japan and Space Pirate Mito to its catalog in the United States and Canada.

Yakitate!! Japan is now available in its entirety for premium members, and free members can watch the first 15 episodes at the time of this writing.

The story of Yakitate!! Japan is described as:

Kazuma Azuma wants to make bread. Not just any kind of bread though. He wants to make a bread that represents Japan itself and can stand toe-to-toe with rice as a national food. Thanks to his legendary “Hands of the Sun,” unnaturally warm hands that allow dough to ferment faster, Kazuma’s bread is like a slice of Heaven. And when the Pantasia Rookie Competition arrives, everyone will get a taste of his skill! Along with his friend Kawachi, he’ll go up against koala karate masters, Harvard bread scientists, samurai with rolling-pin swords and more as he bakes his way to glory!

Space Pirate Mito is also live, in both subbed and dubbed form.

The story of Space Pirate Mito is described as:

Most teenage boys have enough trouble just dealing with the pressures of school and dating, but 15-year-old Aoi Mitsukuni’s life becomes exponentially more complicated when his mom returns from a long “business trip.” He discovers that not only is his beautiful mother actually an alien, but she’s the notorious Space Pirate Mito to boot! To make matters worse, the girl Aoi likes at school is actually a secret Galactic Patrol agent attempting to find and arrest his mother. No one ever said being a teenager in love was easy!

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Space Adventure Cobra and Cat’s Eye

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the Space Adventure Cobra and Cat’s Eye anime series. Both are available to users in the United States and Canada.

The full series for Space Adventure Cobra is available to premium members, and free members can watch the second half of the series on November 23, 2015.

Space Adventure Cobra is described as:

Seeking reprieve from a painfully ordinary 9-to-5 existence, mild-mannered office worker Johnson visits the TM Corporation, a company that sells virtual dreams. In Johnson’s dream adventure, he’s the notorious space pirate Cobra! Accompanied by his android partner Lady Armaroid, Cobra fights the lowlife scum of the Pirate Guild by day and saves sultry sirens of space by night. After the journey is over, events unfold that bring reality into focus. His experience wasn’t a dream at all – it was a reawakening of his buried past!

Cat’s Eye is available in its entirety for premium members, and free members have access to the first season.

Cat’s Eye is described as:

Cat’s Eye is the most notorious group of art thieves in Japan. No one knows their identities, but for most of Tokyo, the mystery only heightens their allure. To bumbling detective Utsumi Toshio, Cat’s Eye is a colossal pain in the neck. They outwit him and the rest of the police at every turn, making them look ridiculous. He would never dream of being in love with someone in Cat’s Eye. Except he already is.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Dragon Half to Its Streaming Catalog

Crunchyroll announced that it has added both episodes of Dragon Half (both in subbed and dubbed formats) for its users in the United States and Canada.

Based on the 1988-1994 manga by Ryūsuke Mita, Dragon Half debuted as a pair of OVA episodes in 1993. Shinya Sadamitsu directs and writes the episodes, with Masahiro Koyama adapting Mita’s character designs.

Dragon Half is described as:

Knights and Dragons are mortal enemies, right? And everyone knows what happens when a Knight meets a Dragon, right? Wrong! When a Knight and a Dragon meet and fall in love, the result is Mink, a precocious young female who’s half human, half dragon and all trouble! Exactly how much trouble! Well, in consideration of the fact that having vestigial wings and a tail isn’t a problem most teenage girls have to bear, one can perhaps cut our heroine a little slack. However, when Mink insists on compounding her difficulties to infinite proportions by falling in love with handsome pop star… and professional Dragon Slayer… Dick Saucer, she really has put her heart before her head! Talk about problem dates! Will this turn out to be a love story where the hero really does get the girl… on the end of his sword?

Source: Crunchyroll