Crunchyroll announced that they will add six shows to their Winter 2019 simulcast lineup. The publisher will stream the following:
- Boogiepop and Others (1/4/2019)
- Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka (1/11/2019)
- Meiji Tokyo Renka (1/9/2019)
- WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me (1/8/2019)
- Kemono Friends 2 (1/14/2019)
- Katana Maidens ~ Mini Toji (1/5/2019)
We break the details down below.
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others will be available on January 4 at 9:00AM EST (6:00AM PST) for subscribers in all regions outside of Asia, as well as French, German, and Russian speaking territories.
Shingo Natsume (Space Dandy, One Punch Man) will direct the Boogiepop and Others anime at Madhouse, with Hidehiko Sawada providing character designs. Tomohiro Suzuki (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is in charge of series composition and scripts for the project.
Crunchyroll describes the series as:
Takeda Keiji was waiting for his girlfriend and junior in school, Miyashita Touka. But she doesn’t show up at the time they agreed on and he can’t get a hold of her. The sun starts to set and Takeda decides to give up and head home. But then, he sees a man unsteadily wandering around with tears in his eyes. Takeda and the other people around him quickly realize the man is not normal and decide to ignore him when a mysterious figure approaches the man. A mysterious figure wearing a cape and a bizarre hat. That figure happened to have the same face as Miyashita Touka, the girlfriend who ditched Takeda…
Crunchyroll started streaming a subtitled trailer for the title, which you can check out below.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka will launch on January 11 at 2:10PM EST (11:10AM PST) for users in all regions outside of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and French, German, and Russian speaking territories.
Hideyo Yamamoto (The Prince of Tennis II, Strike The Blood) will direct the project at Liden Films, with Yoko Suzuki (Puzzle & Dragons X) providing character designs. The team of Makoto Fukami (Berserk 2016, Yuruyuri San Hai!) and Norimitsu Kaihō (School-Live!, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation) is in charge of series composition.
Crunchyroll describes the show as:
Legends, myths, magic… Humanity has finally had a chance encounter with a world that had been all but forgotten among all its scientific developments. However, this reunion is not a happy one. Monsters invading from the world of the dead render modern weapons useless, leaving the fate of humanity uncertain. But with help from the Otherworld Trade Agreement, mankind gains a possible means of returning from the brink of death in the form of magical girls. These girls, who have obtained immense magical powers, finally lead humanity to victory despite the many physical and emotional wounds it causes them. However, even this victory proves to be no more than the beginning of a new battle. With the rise of international crime, indiscriminate terrorism, civil war, and public unrest, the work of the magical girls is never done…
Crunchyroll started streaming a subtitledtrailer for the series, which you can check out below.
Meiji Tokyo Renka
Meiji Tokyo Renka will launch on January 9 at noon EST (9:00AM PST) for subscribers in all regions outside of Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, France, New Caledonia, and Germany.
Akitaro Daichi (Animation Runner Kuromi, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master) will direct the project at TMS Entertainment, with Junko Yamanaka (Aoharu x Machinegun, ReLIFE) filling the dual role of character designer and animation director.
Crunchyroll describes the series as:
A mysterious world calls to you… Tonight is bathed in strawberry moonlight
On the night of a crimson full moon, high school girl Ayazuki Mei, lured by the magic of mysterious magician Charlie, enters into a box. When she awakens, she’s in Tokyo during the Meiji Period!
The lost and confused Mei is aided by Mori Ougai and Hishida Syunso, who take her in their carriage to the Rokumeikan, a lavish ballroom full of powerful high officials. where she meets historic figures such as Izumi Kyoka, Kawakami Otojiro, Koizumi Yakumo, and Fujita Goro.
In this world, during the “Misty Hour” between sundown and sunup, “mononoke” appear. Those who can see them are called “Tamayori,” and Mei herself possesses this power. As she navigates an unfamiliar life, romance begins to bloom between Mei and these men — and the power of the tamayori will only strengthen their bonds.
Mei’s chance to return to her own time will come during the full moon one month later. Will she choose modern day life, or…?
In the slightly wondrous Meiji-era Tokyo, a love story across time begins to blossom.
Crunchyroll started streaming an English-subbed teaser for the title, which you can check out below.
WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me
WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me will kick off on January 8, at 10:00AM EST (7:00AM PST) for all subscribers outside of Asia.
Daisuke Hiramaki will direct the project at Doga Kobo, with Hiromi Nakagawa (Momokyun Sword) providing character designs. Yuka Yamada (Bungaku Shōjo Memoir OVAs, My Sweet Tyrant) is in charge of series composition.
Crunchyroll started streaming a subtitled promo for the show, which we’ve provided below:
Kemono Friends 2
Kemono Friends 2 will start streaming on January 14 at 2:35PM EST (11:35AM PST) for all subscribers outside of Asia.
Ryuichi Kimura (Aikatsu!, Sakura Wars: New York NY.) was tapped to direct the project at studio Tomason, with Takuya Masumoto pulling double duty to write the screenplay and tackle series composition.
Crunchyroll describes the show as:
At Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo somewhere in this world, a mysterious phenomenon caused all the animals to take on humanlike appearances. In their new forms, they came to be known as “Friends,” and they all lived in harmony together in the park.
One day, The Friends Serval and Caracal meet a human child in the forest. They invite the hungry child to join them on their travels, and they go on to find many unique new Friends, delicious foods, and secrets of the park! They even face a dire situation that rocks the very earth beneath them!
A brand new story of Japari Park begins now!
Crunchyroll started streaming a subtitled teaser for the project, which you can check out below:
Katana Maidens ~ Mini Toji
Katana Maidens ~ Mini Toji will launch on January 5 at 2:00PM EST (11:00AM PST) for all subscribers outside of Asia.
Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) will direct the project at studio Project No. 9, with Aoi Akashiro (Classroom of the Elite, Killing Bites) taking charge of series composition. Hiroshi Ogata (Magic Kaito 1412) will perform double duty as character designer and animation director.
Crunchyroll describes Katana Maidens ~ Mini Toji as:
Does the girls’ daily life include fighting and not fighting?
All the characters from the TV animated series “Katana Maidens” and the smartphone game “Katana Maidens Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi” are gathered together in smaller form!
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