Now, you have no excuse to skip Fancy Lala.

Earlier today, streaming service Tubi TV announced that they added five new titles to their catalog. The company is now streaming the following:

Of the new titles, all but Castle Town Dandelion and Monster Rancher are exclusive to the service. The company also started streaming Daddy Long-Legs, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, and Accel World (App Only)

Fancy Lala

Format: Subtitled Japanese

Fancy Lala is a 1998 remake of Harbor Light Story – Fashion Lala yori. The series was directed by Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!, Hell Girl) at Studio Pierrot, with Akemi Takada (Kimagure Orange Road, Patlabor The Mobile Police) providing character designs.

Bandai Entertainment originally released Fancy Lala on DVD in North America. At the time, they released the show with a dub, which starred Katie Rowan as the titular Fancy Lala. Bandai described the show as:

What would you do if you could be anything you wanted? Miho Shinohara gets her chance when some little friends drop off a magical crayon that changes her life forever! 10-year-old Miho is about to see what life is like as 15-year-old Lala – pop star, model, and actress extraordinaire! With the ability to transform to Lala, Miho’s life suddenly transforms into a magical fairytale… but life as a normal girl and a pop star can be pretty crazy!

Magical Meow Meow Taruto

Format: Subtitled Japanese

Magical Meow Meow Taruto is a 2001 adaptation of Kaishaku’s manga of the same name. Tsukasa Sunaga (Dirty Pair Flash 1, Eden’s Bowy) directed the project at Madhouse, with Hiroko Kazui (Detatoko Princess, Super Mobile Legend Dinagiga) providing character designs. The team of Akihiko Takadera and Koji Ueda (Shinseiki Duel Masters Flash) were in charge of series composition.

Bandai originally released Magical Meow Meow Taruto in North America. At the time, they released the series with an English dub, which starred Jessica Straus as Taruto. They describe the show as:

Taruto is a young cat-girl living in a world filled with mystery and magic. She and the other cat-people appear as nothing more than just normal animals, but she has a unique gift of magic! Can she control her troublesome powers and unravel the mystery behind the ancient cat-people? Only time will tell… and little magic wouldn’t hurt either.


Format: Subtitled Japanese

Hipira is based on Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy) and illustrator Shinji Kimura’s manga of the same name. Shinji Kimura (Deathtic 4, Ani-Kuri 15) directed the 2009 series at Sunrise.

The series took hope the award for Television Animation in the first International 3D Awards Lumiere Japan, in 2011.

Tubi TV describes Hipira as:

Hipira is a facetious boy from the town of Salta, where all inhabitants are vampires. One day he hears from his classmate Elena, that a strange light has appeared at Doyen’s house…

Monster Rancher

Format: English Dubbed

Monster Rancher is based on Koei Tecmo’s video game franchise of the same name. Hiroyuki Yano (Soreike! Anpanman Buruburu no Takarasagashi Daibōken!, Lupin III: Island of Assassins) directed the 1999 series at TMS Entertainment, with Minoru Maeda (Dragon Ball, Soreike! Anpanman) providing character designs.

Discotek Media currently holds the rights to Monster Rancher. They describe the show as:

Genki Sakura is an avid player of the Monster Rancher video games. After winning a tournament hosted by the game’s creators, Genki gets a special CD-ROM that can unlock monsters in his game at home. It’s real-life fun when the disk magically transports him to the world of Monster Rancher!

There, he saves Holly and her eyeball monster Suezo from the evil Black Dino Squad! Genki creates his very own monster, Mocchi, and they team up with the gentle stone giant, Golem, in their search for the stone disc that contains the legendary Phoenix.

Castle Town Dandelion

Format: Subtitled Japanese

Castle Town Dandelion is based on Ayumu Kasuga’s four-panel manga of the same name. Bakuman director Noriaki Akitaya helmed the series at Production IMS (The Testament of Sister New Devil), while Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, Bakuman) filling the dual role of character designer and animation director.

Funimation currently holds the rights to Castle Town Dandelion. They describe the show as:

The Sakuradas are a perfectly normal family living in a perfectly normal apartment. Except that their father happens to be a king, making them all royalty. And they’re watched by over 200 surveillance cameras and are kind of their own reality show! There’s also the fact that each sibling has their own special power.

Ok maybe they’re not so normal after all!

The nine Sakurada siblings have a common goal to become king! But only one can hold the throne, so they must compete to win the hearts and votes of their people. For one year, they’ll campaign their hardest and prove who is most fit to be king. That means making speeches, showing off their special skills, and even becomingpop idols?! But campaigning is easier for some than others. Especially with powers like transportation, creating clones, or even materializing anything you want! But for middle sister Akane, even the power to control gravity won’t be enough to help her. Between the constant surveillance and embarrassing situations galore, Akane has a long way to go to prove she’s a worthy candidate.
Only one super-powered sibling can take the throne! Who will win the crown?

Source: Anime News Network