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Crunchyroll Adds Blend-S, TWOCAR, 2 More


So what do bike races, magical romances, and a crazy café have in common? They all found a home at Crunchyroll this season.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream four new shows as part of their Fall 2017 simulcast lineup. The following start streaming today:

  • TWOCAR
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • Blend-S
  • Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

TWOCAR

TWOCAR started streaming for members in all regions outside of Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

TWOCAR is an original project from Silver Link to celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary. Masafumi Tamura (Ange Vierge) is directing the show at Silver Link, with Yuki Sawairi (Masamune-kun’s Revenge) providing character designs. Katsuhiko Takayama (Aldnoah.Zero, Sagrada Reset) is in charge of series composition and writing the scripts.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Today’s the opening day for the high school division of the racing kneeler exhibition! Ladies gather from across the nation, determined to win in the “kneeler race.” Today’s race is to introduce this season’s contestants. No one will be pushing themselves to the limit just yet, but you can expect that at the competition. So begins the female racers’ fight for first place!

The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Ancient Magus’ Bride kicks off at 1:30PM Eastern (10:30AP Pacific) for members in all regions outside of Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride is based on Kore Yamazaki’s manga of the same name. Norihiro Naganuma (Hiyokoi, Yowamushi Pedal movie) is directing the project at Wit Studio, with Hirotaka Katō (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Eyeshield 21) providing character designs. Aya Takaha (Psycho-Pass Episode 12) is writing the show’s scripts.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again.

Blend-S

© MIYUKI NAKAYAMA, HOUBUNSHA / BLEND-S Committee

Blend-S launches at 1:00PM Eastern (10:00AM Pacific) for subscribers in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Blend S will be directed by Ryouji Masuyama (Gurren Lagann Parallel Works) at A-1 Pictures, with Yousuke Okuda (Is the order a rabbit?) providing character designs. Go Zappa (Shin Koihime Musō, Chronicles of the Going Home Club) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

Tsundere, Imouto (little sister type), etc. are only a few of the PERSONAS that the café waitresses play out here. And the new hire, Maika, is asked by the store manager to play none other than the SUPER SADIST!? As she becomes devoted to her work, her super sadist persona blooms unexpectedly… Everything is a treat—even being stomped on—in this outrageous working comedy!

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ kicked off this morning, for subscribers in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Latin America, and Scandinavia.

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ is based on the visual novel of the same name. Hideyo Yamamoto (The Prince of Tennis IIStrike the Blood) will direct Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ at M.S.C., with Aya Nakanishi (Lady Jewelpet) providing character designs. Sayaka Harada (Starmyu) is in charge of series composition for the project, while Ryo Takahashi (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.Please tell me! Galko-chan) scores the soundtrack.

Crunchyroll describes Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ as:

I want you to touch me. I want to feel your warmth. Claudia is a girl who possesses a toxin that melts everything she touches. Feared as a monster, she spent her days in isolation. One night, just as she is about to be captured by the British army, she meets a man who calls himself the gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin. She arrives at London, where she meets many people and experiences many things. In her adventures with Lupin, she comes close to discovering the truth about her body and her missing memories. What is the truth that this so-called “monster” of a girl finds?

Source: Crunchyroll

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