Crunchyroll’s opening up the summer simulcast floodgates!

Yesterday Crunchyroll announced that they will stream [] new shows as part of their summer simulcast lineup. The company will offer the following:

  • B-Project – 7/2/2016 at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM Eastern)
  • Bananya
  • Hitorinoshita – The Outcast – 7/9/2016 Pacific at 6:30AM Pacific (9:30AM Eastern)
  • Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia – 7/5/2016 at 11:00AM Pacific (2:00PM Eastern)
  • New Game! – 7/5/2016 at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM Eastern)

B-Project will be available to subscribers in the United States and Canada.  All other shows will be available worldwide, outside of select Asian territories.

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B-Project is based on a multimedia project by MAGES. The series is being helmed by Eiji Suganuma (Karneval, Kodomo no Jikan) at A-1 Pictures, with Toshie Kawamura (Karneval, Smile Precure!) providing character designs. Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Noragami) is in charge of series composition, while Masato Nakayama (My Little Monster, You and Me.) is scoring the soundtrack.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Our protagonist, Sumisora Tsubasa, just got a job as a new A&R person at Gandala Music, one of the biggest record companies in the business.
Almost like it was a trap, as soon as she started with the company, she was put in charge of the idol unit, “B-PROJECT.” Being in charge of B-PROJECT meant that she was in charge of the three groups,
“Kitakore” “THRIVE” and “MooNs.” Because this is her first job, things don’t go that well and she’s faced with various trouble and accidents.
Be ambitious along with the ten BOYS who are all very different!

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Bananya is an original short-form series from studio Gathering. The series is being directed and storyboarded, and scripted by Kyō Yatate (Sockie’s Frontier Quest, Coco & Nico). Jun Mita will serve as Animation Director, while Nobuyuki Abe takes charge as sound director.

Crunchyroll describes the show as “strange cats hiding in bananas.”

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Hitorinoshita – The Outcast is a co-prodution between Chinese and Japanese studios, based on Tencent’s webcomic game of the same name. The Xin Wang is directing the series at Emon Animation Company, with Kiriponta providing character designs.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

The protagonist, Cho Soran, leads a very common college student’s life until he finds himself caught up in a terrible incident that happened in a small village. As he was walking through a graveyard, Cho Soran is assaulted by zombies. Thinking that it was over for him, a mysterious girl carrying a sword suddenly saves him and disappears.
This strange encounter is going to change drastically the fate of our hero.

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Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia is based on Masamune Kuji’s light novel series of the same name. Hiroyuki Furukawa (My Wife is the Student Council President) is directing the series at Production IMS, with Kana Miyai providing character designs. Yasunori Yamada (Karin, A Little Snow Fairy Sugar) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia as:

One day, humanity was invaded by another world.

Having experienced that battle, which came to be known as the start of Other World War I, humanity moved en mass to marine floats, built for emergency evacuation purposes, as soon as the bell rang for Other World War II less than twenty years later.

It’s around that time that Kizuna Hida is summoned by his elder sister and visits the Strategic Defense Academy Ataraxia on the Japanese float, where he meets Aine Chidorigafuchi, a girl who uses Heart Hybrid Gear Zeros to fight the otherworldly enemies.

He has a tough time dealing with her saucy nature and sharp tongue, but when her Heart Hybrid Gear runs out of energy after fighting the enemy, the only way to get it back in action is to do something lewd to her!
With the future of humanity on the line, Kizuna would go on to perform lewd acts with loads of girls!

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New Game! is based on Shoutarou Tokunou’s manga of the same name. Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (Plastic Memories) is helming the project at studio Doga Kobo, with Ai Kikuchi (Engaged to the Unidentified) providing character designs. Fumihiko Shimo (Myriad Colors Phantom World) is in charge of series composition.

Source: Crunchyroll