Just saying: if you haven’t seen Michiko & Hatchin or Robotics;Notes, now’s your time to fix that.
Yesterday, Crunchyroll announced that they added six titles to their digital lineup. The company will stream the following:
- Aria the Scarlet Ammo
- Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA
- Buddy Complex
- Michiko & Hatchin
Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Both Aria the Scarlet Ammo and Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA are available to members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Aria the Scarlet Ammo Aria the Scarlet Ammo is based on Chūgaku Akamatsu’s light novel series of the same name. Takashi Watanabe (Boogiepop Phantom, The Slayers) directed the 2011 series at J.C. Staff, with Kazunori Iwakura (Rune Soldier, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue) providing character designs. Hideki Shirane (Date a Live, Hayate the Combat Butler!!) was in charge of series composition.
Crunchyroll describes the show as:
Aria is a volatile girl who’s top dog in assault at a school for young mercenaries. When she discovers her classmate Kinji’s an ace, she strong-arms him into being her partner, but she isn’t the only femme fatale who wants a taste of his combat skills. His secret? He’s only a hotshot when he’s turned on! Aria gets Kinji for one mission, but he’ll end up with more than one finger on his trigger!
Spinoff series Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA aired in 2015. Takashi Kawabata took the director’s chair at Doga Kobo, with Miwa Oshima (Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts, C³) providing character designs. Fumihiko Shimo (Clannad, New Game!) took charge of series composition for the title.
Buddy Complex is available to members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The series is an original project from Sunrise, which was directed by Yasuhiro Tanabe. The team of Asako Inayoshi and Tomoshige Inayoshi (Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes) provided character designs for the series, while BC Project took charge of series composition.
Crunchyroll describes Buddy Complex as:
When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she’s is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare in this new series from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Escaflowne!
Michiko & Hatchin
Michiko & Hatchin is available to users in the United States and Canada.
The title is an original series that aired in the fall 2008 anime season. Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine) helmed the series at Manglobe, while Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) served as producer. Hiroshi Shimizu (Funassyi no Funafunafuna Biyori) provided character designs, while Takashi Ujita wrote the show’s scripts.
Crunchyroll describes the title as:
Michiko is a stunning escaped convict with lethal looks and a deadly disrespect for the law. Hatchin is a hapless orphan pushed to the breaking point by the sadistic spawn of her evil foster parents. On their own, these chicas are nothing more than a Yin searching for its Yang, but when fate—in the form of a mysterious hombre from their past—brings them together, the world better watch out!
Pretear is available to users in the United States and Canada.
The 2001 series is based on Junichi Sato and Kaori Naruse’s manga of the same name. Junichi Sato (Aria the Animation, Kaleido Star) served as chief director on project, while Kiyoko Sayama (Princess Tutu, Skip Beat!) took the director’s chair at Hal Film Maker. Akemi Kobayashi (Air, Chi’s Sweet Home) handled character designs for the title, while Kenichi Kanemaki (Boys Be…, Hell Girl: Fourth Twilight) took charge of series composition.
Crunchyroll describes Pretear as:
Himeno was a normal sixteen-year old girl until seven men called the Leafe Knights burst into her life and revealed that she is a being known as the Pretear. Blessed with the power to merge with the Leafe Knights and wield their elemental powers, Himeno must aide her new friends in their quest to stop the evil Princess of Disaster!
Robotics;Notes is an original project from Production I.G. Kazuya Nomura (Joker Game, Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie) directed the project, which features character designs by Chikashi Kubota (One Punch Man, Corpse Princess). Jukki Hanada (Love Live! franchise, No Game, No Life) was in charge of series composition for the show.
Crunchyroll describes Robotics;Notes: as:
Akiho and Kaito are the only two members of Central Tanegashima High’s Robot Club—but maybe not for long. The powers that be are threatening to shut the organization down. If Akiho and Kaito want the club to survive, they’ll need to win the upcoming hobby robot competition in Tokyo. With everything on the line, Akiho and Kaito devise an awesomely bold plan: build a giant fighting robot!