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Crunchyroll To Simulcast Fuuka, ACCA, 2 More

What do musicians, spies, and monster girls have in common? They’re all joining Crunchyroll’s simulcast lineup!

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that four new titles will join their Winter 2017 simulcat lineup. The company will stream the following:

  • Chaos;Child (1/11/2017 at 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern)
  • Interviews With Monster Girls (1/7/2017 at 9:30AM Pacific / 12:30PM Eastern)
  • Fuuka (1/6/2017, Time TBD)
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (1/10/2017 at 8:00AM Pacific / 11:00AM Eastern)

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will produce SimulDubs for all four titles.

Chaos;Child and Interviews With Monster Girls will be available to all subscribers outside of Asia. Fuuka will be offered in the following regions:

  • North America
  • Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean)
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Nordics
  • Netherlands

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. will be offered in the following territories:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Latin America

Interviews with Monster Girls is based on Petosu’s manga of the same name. Ryo Ando will direct the project at A-1 Pictures, with Tetsuya Kawakami (The Asterisk WarNanana’s Buried Treasure) providing character designs. Takao Yoshioka (Elfen LiedHigh School DxD) is in charge of series composition.

TrySail will perform opening theme Original, while Sangatsu no Phantasia provides closing theme song Fairy Tale.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

Succubi, dullahans, snow women and vampires… We’re a little different from humans and called “demi-humans.” Lately, we’ve been called “demis.”

This is a stimulating and heartful school demi-human comedy featuring those very unique “demis” and a high school teacher named Takahashi Tetsuo, who’s highly interested in learning more about their daily lives and habits.

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. is based on Natsume Ono’s (House of Five Leaves, Ristorante Paradiso) manga of the same name. Shingo Natsume (Space DandyOne-Punch Man) is directing the series at Madhouse, with Norifumi Kugai (Space Dandy, One-Punch Man) providing character designs. Tomohiro Suzuki (One-Punch Man) is in charge of series composition.

The show’s opening theme, Shadow and Truth, will be performed by One III Notes (“One Third Notes”). Aira Yuki will handle closing theme Pale Moon ga Yureteru (The Pale Moon Sways).

Crunchyroll describes ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. as:

“ACCA” is a giant unified syndicate residing in a kingdom split into 13 autonomous regions. ACCA was formed back when there was threat of a coup d’etat, and it has continued to protect the peace of civilians for almost one hundred years. Jean Otus, the vice-chairman of the inspections department at ACCA headquarters, is one of the most cunning men in the syndicate’s history with the nickname “Jean the Cigarette Peddler.” Whimsically puffing his cigarettes, he wanders through the 13 districts, checking to see if there is any foul play afoot. Meanwhile, Jean is monitored by gazes, threatening rumors, and… snack time. Jean’s quiet everyday life slowly gets swallowed up into the world’s conspiracies!

Fuuka is based on Kouji Seo’s manga of the same name. Keizou Kusakawa (KanColle, Riddle Story of Devil) was tapped to direct the series at Studio Diomedéa, with Yoshino Honda providing character designs. Aoi Akashiro is in charge of series composition for the project.

Takuro Iga (Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A) will score the soundtrack at studio West Ground. Fuuka‘s opening theme song, Climber’s High, will be performed by Hedgehogs. “Hedgehogs” is an in-world band, whose songs will feature lyrics by series creator Kouji Seo. West Ground will compose the song, while Sho from “My First Story” arranges.

Crunchyroll describes Fuuka as:

Yuu Haruna has transferred to a school in Tokyo so he can live with his sisters after their parents moved to America. Introverted and unskilled at socializing with others, Yuu’s main mode of communication is Twitter. As he’s scoping out his new surroundings with his eyes on his smartphone, he crashes into Fuuka Akitsuki, a girl who appeared in front of him out of nowhere. Centered on the awkward and unsocial Yuu Haruna, the mysteriously charming Fuuka Akitsuki, and Yuu’s childhood friend Koyuki Hinashi, a brand new love story woven through music is about to begin.

Chaos;Child is based on the visual novel of the same name by 5pb. Games and MAGES. The title will be helmed by Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!, Shomin Sample) at Silver Link, with Kazuyuki Yamayoshi providing character designs. Jinbo will also be taking charge of series composition on the project. The team of Takeshi Abo (Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes) and Onoken (Accel World) will score the soundtrack.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

Shibuya, 2015. In a city recovering from the “Shibuya Earthquake” which devastated it six years ago, Takuru Miyashiro, a student at the newly built private high school “Hekiho Academy” investigates a series of serial killings known as “The Return of the New Generation Madness” as part of his work for the school’s newspaper club…

Source: Crunchyroll

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