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Hulu Adds Steins;Gate, Outlaw Star, 5 More Starting February 2019

Earlier today, Hulu announced that they will add seven titles to their digital lineup starting in February. The publisher will add the following:

  • 2/8/2019: Fairy Tail Season 9 (Dubbed)
  • 2/8/2019: Steins;Gate (Dubbed)
  • 2/15/2019: Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion (Subtitled & Dubbed)
  • 2/15/2019: Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R (Subtitled & Dubbed)
  • 2/15/2019: Outlaw Star (Subtitled & Dubbed)
  • 3/1/2019: Drifters Season 1 (Subtitled & Dubbed)
  • 4/2/2019: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 (Dubbed)

In addition, Hulu confirmed four titles that recently joined their lineup:

  • The Promised Neverland (Ongoing)
  • Darling in the FRANXX Episodes 13 – 24 (Dubbed)
  • Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls Episode 13 – 24 (Dubbed)
  • Urara Meirocho Season 1 (Subbed)

Fairy Tail

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Fairy Tail Season 9 is the show’s final season. The show’s season’s eighteenth episode will hit Japanese TV on February 10.

Shinji Ishihira (Log Horizon, Super Lovers) is directing the series at A-1 Pictures and Satelight, with Aoi Yamamoto (Re-Kan!, On the Way to a Smile – Episode Denzel: Final Fantasy VII) providing character designs. Masashi Sogo (Bleach, The Prince of Tennis) is in charge of series composition.

Hulu describes the series as:

When four young wizards from the most destructive guild in Fiore team up to take jobs, they forge a bond more powerful than any magic and grow stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get burned!


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Steins;Gate first aired in the Spring 2011 broadcast season. Hiroshi Hamasaki (Orange, Terraformars) and Takuya Satō (Kase-san and Morning Glories, Selector Destructed Wixoss) directed the project at White Fox, with Kyuta Sakai (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, When They Cry – Higurashi) providing character designs. Jukki Hanada (Love Live! franchise, Robotics;Notes) was in charge of series composition.

Hulu describes the title as:

Rintaro Okabe is a self-proclaimed “mad scientist” plagued by paranoid delusions of a nefarious organization known as SERN. Fueled by their imaginations, Okabe and his friends form a secret laboratory and seek to unlock the mysteries of time travel!

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is an original series from Sunrise and manga supergroup CLAMP. The show originally began airing in the Fall 2006 broadcast season, and spanned 26 episodes.

Goro Taniguchi (Gun x Sword, Planetes) directed the series, while Takahiro Kimura (Dirty Pair Flash, SD Gundam Force) provided character designs. The team of Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga Daioh, Guilty Crown) and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Macross Frontier) took charge of series composition, with Yoshino serving as assistant to Okouchi.

Bandai Entertainment originally released Code Geass in North America. Funimation Entertainment acquired the series in 2013.

Hulu describes the show as:

Lelouch Lamperouge encounters a strange girl who gifts him with a great power. But the power of Geass: is it a blessing…or a curse?

Outlaw Star

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Outlaw Star is based on Takehiko Itō’s manga series of the same name. Mitsuru Hongo (Sakura Wars: The Movie, Shamanic Princess) directed the show, which aired in the Winter 1998 broadcast season, at Sunrise. Takuya Saito (Macross Zero, Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON) provided character designs for the project, with Hajime Yatate (Sunrise’s collective staff pseudonym) writing the story. Kô Ôtani (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, You’re Under Arrest!) scored the title’s soundtrack.

Bandai Entertainment originally released Outlaw Star on VHS and DVD in North America. Funimation released the series on Blu-Ray on June 19, 2017. Hulu describes the title as:

Gene Starwind is a jack-of-all-trades responsible for odd jobs and bounty hunting with his partner, Jim Hawking. Stuck on a rundown planet, he’s going nowhere fast. But when a bodyguard job goes sideways, he finds himself the proud owner of the Outlaw Star.


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Drifters is based on Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano’s manga of the same name. Kenichi Suzuki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gundam Evolve) directed the project, with Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) providing character designs. Hideyuki Kurata (Oreimo, The World God Only Knows) was in charge of series composition.

Hulu describes the show as:

Plucked from his own time, samurai Shimazu Toyohisa becomes part of a group made up of the greatest warriors from across diverse eras and worlds, and finds himself thrust into battle against other legendary warriors in the ultimate death game.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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Tatsuyuki Nagai (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, My-HiME) directed both seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Sunrise. Michinori Chiba (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) provided character designs on the project, while Masaru Yokoyama (Plastic Memories, Arakawa Under the Bridge) scored the soundtrack.

Hulu describes the show as:

There was once a great conflict known as the “Calamity War.” Roughly 300 years have passed since the end of this war. The Earth Sphere had lost its previous governing structure, and a new world was created under new systems of government. While a temporary peace had arrived, the seeds of a new conflict were being sown in the Mars Sphere, far away from Earth. Our hero, a boy named Mikazuki Augus, belongs to a private security company called Chryse Guard Security (CGS). The company accepts a mission to escort Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a girl who seeks to liberate the Martian city of Chryse from the rule of one of Earth’s major powers. However, the military organization Gjallarhorn attacks CGS in order to nip this rebellion in the bud. CGS begins an evacuation, using Mikazuki and the other children as decoys. Orga Itsuka, the leader of the boys, decides to take this opportunity to rise up in revolt and launch a coup d’etat against the adults who have been oppressing them. He gives Mikazuki the task of repulsing Gjallarhorn, and Mikazuki enters battle using the Gundam Barbatos, a mobile suit from the Calamity War era which has been serving as CGS’s power source.

Source: Hulu (Email Communication)

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