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Crunchyroll Adds Zombie-Loan Anime


Zombie Loan Visual 001 - 20151224What does a zombie loan, anyway?

Last night, Crunchyroll announced that they added 2007 series Zombie-Loan to their streaming service. The series is available in its entirety to Premium subscribers in the United States and Canada. Free members are able to access the first half of the series, while the remaining episodes will be added next week.

Zombie-Loan adapts Peach-Pit’s (Rozen Maiden, DearS) manga of the same name. The series was directed by Akira Nishimori (AD Police, Rumiko Takahashi Anthology) directed the series at Xebec M2, with Chiharu Sato providing character designs. Yuka Yamada (Mushi-Shi, Blue Spring Ride) wrote the show’s scripts, while Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) provided the soundtrack.

Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

What would you do if you could see death? Michiru Kita can see rings around other people’s necks, and when those rings turn black, death follows. So when two boys from her class, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana, show up with black rings around their necks, Michiru doesn’t know what to do. She tries to warn them, but they don’t need it–because they are the ones death needs to hide from! Neither one, however, hunt the living dead to be heroes. With a certain loan keeping them alive, they need money to pay back the debt, and when the two zombie slayers learn of Michiru’s unique ability, they decide to use her for their own profit and gain. But zombies and debts are the least of their concerns, as both Chika and Shito’s pasts may yet catch up to them. And where does Michiru’s strange ability come from and what does it mean?

Discotek Media currently holds the rights to Zombie-Loan in North America. The publisher released the title on DVD last year. Yen Press holds the rights to the original manga series.

Source: Crunchyroll

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