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Crunchyroll To Stream “To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts”, 4 More

At their Anime Central panel this evening, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream five titles as part of their digital lineup. The publisher will add the following:

  • Are You Lost? (Summer 2019)
  • Magical Sempai (Summer 2019)
  • Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan (Summer 2019)
  • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Summer 2019)
  • In/Spectre (Winter 2020)

Specific details regarding dates and available regions have not been announced as of press time.

Are You Lost?

Are You Lost? hits Japanese TV in July.

Are You Lost Anime Visual

Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Happy Sugar Life, My Girlfriend is Shobitch) will direct the project at Ezo’la, with Junnosuke Nishio providing character designs. Touko Machida (Happy Sugar Life, Lucky Star) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Homare Onishima: M.A.O
  • Asuka Suzumori: Hiyori Kono
  • Mutsu Amatani: Kiyono Yasuno
  • Shion Kujou: Azumi Waki

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Manga Synopsis: Because of a plane crash…starting today, we’re spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There’s nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high school girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We’re actually doing pretty well! [Volume One Includes:] How to eat cicadas, how to build traps, a simple allergy test, how to eat hermit crabs, etc.

Crunchyroll is streaming a trailer for the series, which you can check out below:

Magical Sempai

Magical Sempai hits Japanese TV in July.

Magical Sempai Visual

Fumiaki Usui was tapped to direct the series at Liden Films, with Erika Itō (Hamatora, Midnight Occult Civil Servants) providing character designs. Rintarou Ikeda (The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods) is in charge of series composition for the project.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Tejina-sempai: Kaede Hondo
  • Assistant: Aoi Ichikawa
  • Ma-kun: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Saki-chan: Eri Kitamura
  • Sister: Himika Akaneya
  • Madara-san: Rie Takahashi

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

I encountered her … a cute, but ‘weird’ sempai!” Magic-loving but stage-fright-addled, this sempai comes with a failure rate of 100%—but you can’t take your eyes off her! The off-color, magical gag manga that’s caused an uproar all over Japan is finally here! Here’s to non-athletic hobbies!

The publisher also revealed a trailer for the show, which you can check out below.

Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan

Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan will air in Summer 2019.

Hakata Mentai Pirikarako-chan Visual

Taketomo Ishikawa will pull double duty as director and character designer for the show, while Shingo Irie (AFTERLOST) takes charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Pirikarako-chan: Hiyori Kono
  • Sōsuke Oji-san: Kenichi Ogata
  • Motsunabe Oyaji: Chafurin
  • Baran-kun: Shun Horie
  • Amaō Trio: Hitomi Ohwada
  • Maya: Maaya Uchida
  • Caviar-kun: Natsumi Fujiwara
  • Butler: Hironori Miyata
  • Koharu Obaa-chan: Marie Ōi

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan is set in a mysterious shopping center in a town that is like but also not quite like Hakata. In this setting, a walleye pollack roe fairy named Pirikarakochan rushes about every day trying to ease the worries and solve the rumors of the other food fairies.

Crunchyroll is also streaming a trailer for the show, which you can check out below.

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts will air on Japanese TV in July.

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Anime Visual

Jun Shishido (The Story of Saiunkoku, Hajime no Ippo Rising) will direct the project at MAPPA, with Daisuke Niinuma providing character designs. Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombie Land Saga) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Schaal: Ai Kakuma
  • Hank: Katsuyuki Konishi
  • Elaine: Mamiko Noto
  • Cain: Yūichi Nakamura
  • Claude: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Liza: Yoko Hikasa
  • Miglieglia: Kana Ichinose
  • Elizabeth: Maaya Sakamoto
  • Daisuke Hirakawa
  • Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Jun Fukuyama
  • Kenjiro Tsuda
  • Kouki Uchiyama
  • Saori Hayami
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki
  • Tomokazu Sugita

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

The democratic nation of Patria was created on the continent of Patria.

Because of economical disputes, the country split north and south, creating the Northern Union of Patria and the Southern Confederation of Patria and they waged a long civil war. With their numbers dwindling, the North decides to use forbidden technology in order to defeat the South. This technology turns humans into monster-like soldiers, giving them almost godlike powers. And with those powers, the long war came to an end and peace was restored.

Incarnates. They were the heroes who saved the country and were regarded as gods.

Time had passed, leaving the war behind. The people who had given up their human forms to become Incarnates were now feared by the masses due to their overwhelming power and were now called Beasts.

The former captain of the Incarnate squad, Hank, was on a journey to find his former Incarnate comrades who had turned into Beasts and was hunting them down as the Beast Hunter. A young woman named Schaal was on a journey to find the person who killed her Incarnate father. She encounters Hank and decides to go on a journey with him to discover the truth behind her father’s death. She eventually finds out that the battle is never truly over, and the existence of the man Hank is looking for who is apparently responsible for letting the Beasts loose into the world.

Where does Hank’s path lead him, as he bears the sins for killing his own comrades?

Crunchyroll is streaming a trailer for the show, which you can check out below:


In/Spectre will air in Winter 2020.

In/Spectre Key Visual

Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, D.N.Angel) will direct the project at studio Brain’s Base, while Takatoshi Honda provides character designs. Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the title as:

Both touched by spirits called yokai, Kotoko and Kuro have gained unique superhuman powers. But to gain her powers Kotoko has given up an eye and a leg, and Kuro’s personal life is in shambles. So when Kotoko suggests they team up to deal with renegades from the spirit world, Kuro doesn’t have many other choices, but Kotoko might just have a few ulterior motives …

Source: Crunchyroll (Email Communication)

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