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Crunchyroll To Stream Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park Key Visual 001 - 20150521Now, everyone can experience KyoAni’s chronicles of the adventures of Kanye West and 50 Cent!

…Yeah, I’ll explain that later.

Last night, Crunchyroll subscribers got a dose of KyoAni love, as the streaming service added Amagi Brilliant Park to its streaming lineup. While the first six episodes were due to go live at 8:00PM Pacific (11:00PM Eastern), technical issues did force a delay on the release. At the moment, a firm launch date isn’t available.

The second set six episodes, will be made available to Premium members on May 27, at that same 8:00PM Pacific time slot. Fans on the Free plan will gain access to new episodes one week after they launch for Premium subscribers.

Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

A mysterious but pretty transfer student, Sento Isuzu, 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.

It should also be noted that the main characters’ names originate from popular hip hop icons. Kanie Seiya is Kanye West, Sento Isuzu is 50 Cent, Fleuranza Latifah is Queen Latifah, and so on.

Amagi Brilliant Park is based on Shoji Gatoh’s light novel of the same name. The series was animated by Kyoto Animation, and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya). Sentai Filmworks currently holds the video and streaming rights to the series in North America.

Source: Crunchyroll

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