Crunchyroll’s lineup just got a blast of doughy goodness!
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they added two new titles to the company’s streaming library. Yakitate!! Japan and Space Pirate Mito are both available in their entirety for premium subscribers in the United States and Canada.
Free members are able to access all of Space Pirate Mito in both subtitled and dubbed formats, as well as the first 15 episodes of Yakitate!! Japan.
Yakitate!! Japan is a 2004 series based on Takashi Hashiguchi’s manga of the same name. The show was directed by Yasunao Aoki at Sunrise. Nozomi Entertainment currently holds the right to the series in North America.
Crunchyroll describes the title as follows:
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 a 1999 series from Triangle Staff. The series is an original work that was helmed by Takashi Watanabe, with character designs by Zerobanchi Ishigami. Nozomi Entertainment currently holds the right to the series in North America.
Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
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!