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Crunchyroll Adds Princess Knight, Fantastic Detective Labyrinth


Things are getting a bit more regal in the Crunchyroll streaming library.

Last night, Crunchyroll announced that they added a pair of titles to the company’s streaming library. Both Princess Knight and Fantastic Detective Labyrinth are available in their entirety for premium subscribers in the United States and Canada.

Free members are able to access the first halves of both titles. The remaining episodes of Princess Knight will hit the service next week, though a date wasn’t offered or Fantastic Detective Labyrinth‘s remaining chapters.

Princess Knight Visual 001 - 20151119

Princess Knight is based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga of the same name. The series, which began airing in 1967, was directed by the team of Osamu Tezuka, Chikao Katsui, and Kanji Akabori at Mushi Production. Nozomi Entertainment currently holds the right to the series in North America.

Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

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.

Fantastic Detective Labyrinth Visual 001 - 20151119Fantastic Detective Labyrinth is a 2007 adaptation of Meito Manjō and Seiji Wakayama’s Suteki Tantei Labyrinth. Hiroshi Watanabe directed the show at Studio DEEN, with Yukiko Akiyama providing character designs. Lucky Penny Entertainment currently holds the right to the series in North America.

Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

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

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