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Crunchyroll Adds Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, 5 More To Winter 2020 Simulcasts

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will add six titles to their Winter 2020 simulcast lineup. The publisher will stream the following:

  • Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it
  • Haikyu!! To the Top
  • Seton Academy: Welcome to the Pack
  • Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story

Magia Record will begin streaming on Crunchyroll starting January 11.

Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga

Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Anime Visual

Hidetoshi Takahashi (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA 4) will direct Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga at Studio Pierrot, with Hisashi Kagawa (Hataraki Man, Sailor Moon S: The Movie) providing character designs. Maruo Kyōzuka (The Last: Naruto The Movie) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

The Warring States Period is a time of feuding warlords. Oda Nobunaga, the greatest of them all, is reborn in modern-day Japan… as a shiba-inu! The other generals of the era, too, have also inexplicably been reborn as dogs. Their warring states rivalry will resume at the dog park!


Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Keep Your Hands off Eikouzen Anime Visual

Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl) will direct the project and handle series composition duties at Science Saru. Naoyuki Asano (Mr. Osomatsu) will provide character designs, while Oorutaichi scores the show’s soundtrack.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

First year high schooler Midori Asakusa loves anime so much, she insists that “concept is everything” in animation. Though she draws a variety of ideas in her sketchbook, she hasn’t taken the first step to creating anime, insisting that she can’t do it alone. The producer-type Sayaka Kanamori is the first to notice Asakusa’s genius. Then, when it becomes clear that their classmate, charismatic fashion model Tsubame Mizusaki, really wants to be an animator, they create an animation club to realize the “ultimate world” that exists in their minds.

Sumito Owara’s popular debut manga running in Monthly Spirits (Shogakukan) will be given the “hands-on” treatment by award-winning director Masaaki Yuasa and animation studio Science Saru!!

Character designs by Naoyuki Asano and music by Oorutaichi will also join the “ultimate staff” creating the “ultimate world.”

Everyone will be watching the adventures of these three girls as they take the world by storm!!


Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it

Science Fell in Love So I Tried to Prove it Anime Visual

Toru Kitahata (Haganai NEXT, Hinako Note) will direct Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it at studio Zero-G, with Yūsuke Isouchi (One Piece: Episode of Skypiea) providing character designs. Rintarou Ikeda (Magical Sempai, The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the title as:

What happens when a science-inclined girl and boy who are deeply passionate about research fall in love?

An intelligent woman named Himuro Ayame who is a science graduate student at Saitama University happens to ask fellow science graduate student Yukimura Shinya out.

Of course, there’s no logical reason for this love! But as a science and engineering major, not being able to logically prove love would mean that those feelings aren’t real, and they’d fail as a science student. With that in mind, the two drag everyone else in the lab into trying various experiments to prove love actually exists.

Dating experiments, the pursuit of a componential explanation for “love”, measuring heart rate, and defining mood value…

There are plenty of laughs and heart-racing moments in this scientific romantic comedy where these loveable and unique science students try to prove that love logically exists!


Haikyu!! To the Top

Haikyu To The Top Anime Visual

Masako Sato (Anima Yell!) will helm Haikyu!! To the Top at Production I.G., with Takahiro Kishida (Baccano!, Haikyu!!) providing character designs. Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, Fruits Basket) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the title as:

The Karasuno High School Volleyball Club finally won their way into the nationals after an intense battle for the Miyagi Prefecture Spring Tournament qualifiers

As they were preparing for the nationals, Kageyama is invited to go to All-Japan Youth Training Camp. At the same time, Tsukishima is invited to go to a special rookie select training camp for first-years in Miyagi Prefecture. Hinata feels panic that he’s being left behind as one of the first-years and then decides to show up at the Miyagi Prefecture rookie select training camp anyway…

As they prepare for the nationals, Hinata, Kageyama and the rest of the Karasuno High School Volleyball team get ready to face some new challenges!!

Seton Academy: Welcome to the Pack

Seton Academy Welcome to The Pack Anime Visual

Hiroshi Ikehata (FLCL Progressive, Seiyu’s Life!) will direct Seton Academy: Welcome to the Pack at Studio Gokumi, with Masakatsu Sasaki (Seiyu’s Life!, We Never Learn: BOKUBEN) providing character designs. Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombie Land Saga) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

This is an animal academy where various animals spend their days together. Its name is Seton Academy.

A sacred cage where these students grow following the policy of survival of the fittest.

The various species continue to fight every day as they try to survive.

We have the human Majima Jin, who hates animals, and the lonely wolf girl, Oogami Ranka.

A person and an animal have a fateful meeting and their crazy school life begins!

Even if we look different, if we lick each other, we can be in the same pack!

If we lick each other, we’re friends! Welcome to my pack!!


Magia Record

Magia Record Anime Visual

Gekidan Inu Curry will serve as Chief Director for Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story at Shaft, while handling series composition duties. Junichirō Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is providing character designs.

Crunchyroll describes the title as:

In exchange for the fulfillment of a wish, Magical Girls keep fighting, unbeknownst to the rest of the world.

But Iroha Tamaki can’t seem to remember her wish.

“When I became a Magical Girl, what did I wish for again?”

There is a gaping hole in her life.

Something important has been lost.

But she continues to fight every day, without even knowing why…

Then, a rumor begins to spread among Magical Girls.

“Magical Girls can be saved if they go to Kamihama.”

Kamihama City, the city where Magical Girls and Uwasa are gathering.

The story of Iroha Tamaki, in search of her lost wish, begins…

Source: Crunchyroll (Email Communication)

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