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Crunchyroll Adds “Kaiju Girls” To Simulcast Lineup


kaiju-girls-visual-001-20160926Get ready for a short-form show with an Ultraman sized pedigree!

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Kaiju Girls (Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~) as part of their fall simulcast lineup. The series will hit Crunchyroll’s platform on September 27, at 3:00AM Pacific (6:00AM Eastern). New episodes will be added on Mondays, at 9:00PM Pacific (Tuesdays at midnight, Eastern).

Kaiju Girls will be available to subscribrers in all regions outside of Asia.

Kaiju Girls is based on Tsuburaya’s Ultraman franchise. The show is being helmed by Minoru Ashina (Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Spelunker Sensei) at studios Medicrie and Studio Puyukai, with Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Sailor Moon Crystal) scoring the soundtrack. Several artists contributed character designs to the original project, including:

  • Bakutendo
  • CHOCO
  • Hiroshi Tani
  • Jirō Tomioka
  • minoa (Nitroplus)
  • Namaniku ATK (Nitroplus)
  • Nekokan Masshigura (Nitroplus)
  • Nekosuke Okuma (Nitroplus)

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Miclas/Miku Ushimaru: Aina Suzuki
  • Agira/Aki Miyashita: Riho Iida
  • Windom/Reika Shiragane: Yurika Endō
  • Gomora/Mikazuki Kuroda: Ayaka Suwa
  • Zetton: Emiri Katō
  • Red King: Hiromi Igarashi
  • Zandrias: Kaede Yuasa
  • Eleking: Megumi Han
  • Pigmon: Sora Tokui

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

Humanity’s battle of many years with the kaiju, giant monsters, has finally come to an end. Now that Earth has entered an age of peace, girls with the souls of kaiju have begun to appear, giving them the ability to transform into kaiju. They are known as the Kaiju Girls, and this is the powerful, transient, beautiful, and at times easygoing story of the strange fate these girls bear.

Source: Crunchyroll

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